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Trisomy 19 syndrome

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Edwards Syndrome: Trisomy 18 - 5 to 10% live past 12 months. Many are provided with palliative care. They may be fed through a nasogastric tube or gastrostomy. Oxygen t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Normal: These women appear no different from any other and have no special problems.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Uhl
Pediatrics 28 years experience
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
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Alvarez
Neonatology 42 years experience
Lifespan: In my clinical experience of 31 years practicing neonatal medicine, i would have to answer your question with a vague response. This is because each a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Cause & effect: Trisomy 21 accounts for approximately 96% of down syndrome.
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