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what is edwards syndrome (trisomy 18) like?

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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 and jaw and usually have severe developmental delay. Here is a link http://www.Trisomy18.Org/site/pageserver?Pagename=whatist18_whatis.
Answered on Aug 10, 2013
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