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how do you treat edwards syndrome (trisomy 18)?

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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 focuses on comfort rather than things that would prolong the act of dying.
Answered on Jul 28, 2020
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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 therapy is sometimes given through a tracheostomy or breathing may require a ventilator. Surgical correction may be done depending on abnormalities.
Answered on Jul 28, 2020

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Trisomy18.org: There is a foundation set up for this syndrome - go to http://www.Trisomy18.Org.

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