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life expectancy of trisomy 18

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Less than a year: This chromaosome defect is incompadible with long term survival.Mosd die within the first few months.A few make it past a year.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Keep them comfortabl: These patients are supported with comfort measures as much as possible. Fluids, nutrition, oxygen, etc.As a universally fatal disorder, management fo ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience Pediatrics
Extra chromosome: In trisomy 18 the patient has an extra chromosome 18. This genetic disorder frequently causes heart and kidney defects. They may have a small head an ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience Pediatrics
Extra chromosome: In trisomy 18 the patient has an extra chromosome 18. This genetic disorder frequently causes heart and kidney defects. They may have a small head an ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Sad news, sorry : Trisomy 18 is bad news by anyone's measure. The extra chromosome 18 is usually in every cell of the body. This distorts the formation of organs and ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unclear: The information you list provides no specific information on which to base an answer. How was the data obtained and why? Does it relate to some specif ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Research studies : Many Childrens Hospitals in the US and abroad are researching this. We do have evidence that folate (folic acid) deficiency is involved in the develo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Genetic accident.: Trisomy 18 is a generally perinatally lethal (few exceptions prove the rule) genetic aberration that occurs when chromosomal non-disjunction occurs in ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Chromosome study: Most trisomy 18's arise as a new error on meiosis during the formation of a womans egg.It is not "carried" like a sickle trait. There is a rare possib ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Keep them comfortabl: These patients are supported with comfort measures as much as possible. Fluids, nutrition, oxygen, etc.As a universally fatal disorder, management fo ... Read More

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