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trisomy 19 syndrome

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
31 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Trisomy 13: Patau syndrome is also called trisomy 13. It occurs when a baby has 3 copies of the number 13 chromosome instead of the usual 2 copies. It causes se ... Read More
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
47 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Patau syndrome: Patau syndrome is trisomy 13. Fetuses with this abnormality have 3 copies of chromosome 13. The abnormality occurs approximately 1 in 10, 000 births. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
25 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Edwards Syndrome: Trisomy 18 - chromosomal condition in 1/5,000 to 6,000 live births due to random events while egg or sperm form.Usually not inherited. 5 to 10% live p ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: Those with a standard trisomy have the abnormality in every cell of their body. The vast majority will die within the first year from one of many majo ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No cure: Only 5 to 10% of children with Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18) live past 12 months Many are provided with palliative care. They may be fed through a na ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
20 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Supportively: Down syndrome itself does not need to be treated however certain conditions that can go along with ds should be managed and prevented if possible. T ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Normal: These women appear no different from any other and have no special problems.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
25 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Uhl
Dr. Craig Uhl answered
27 years experience Pediatrics
Trisomy18.org: There is a foundation set up for this syndrome - go to http://www.Trisomy18.Org.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Amniocentesis: Trisomy 13 can be diagnosed by amniocentesis with genetic study of the chromosomes prior to birth.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Golder Wilson
Specializes in Clinical Genetics
Child of older mom: Increasing maternal age increases the risk for chromosome disorders, highlighted by trisomy 21 (down syndrome) but applying to rarer trisomies like th ... Read More
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