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What is the cause of edward's syndrome?

What is the cause of edward's syndrome?

Defective transfer: When eggs/sperm form they go through a process where the pairs of chromosomes split. Each resulting egg or sperm should only have one of the pair. When /if an egg or sperm fails to drop one or part of the chromosome 18, it will have excessive material once conception occurs. That extra material interferes with normal development. ...Read more

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What's the incidence of edward syndrome?

What's the incidence of edward syndrome?

One in 6, 000: Edwards syndrome occurs in around one in 6, 000 live births and around 80 percent of those affected are female. The majority of fetuses with the syndrome die before birth. The incidence increases as the mother's age increases. The syndrome has a very low rate of survival, resulting from heart abnormalities, kidney malformations, and other internal organ disorders. ...Read more

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What is the mode of inheiritance for edward's syndrome?

What is the mode of inheiritance for edward's syndrome?

Chromosomal: Edwards syndrome is usually due to trisomy 18 (extra copy of chromosome #18) that is an accidental occurrence with low recurrence risk (<1%) to the parents. Occasionally a translocation is found and the parents need testing to see if they have a balanced translocation (no symptoms) with higher recurrence risk. ...Read more

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Is edward's syndrome autosomal or sex-linked? Dominant or recessive?

Is edward's syndrome autosomal or sex-linked? Dominant or recessive?

None of the above: Edward syndrome is brought on by an abnormality of chromosome numbers, specifically an extra 18. The abnormal egg with a single chromosome 1-17 & 19-22 + x has a pair of 18's. When the sperm brings a single chromosome 1-22 + x or y then the embryo ends up with 47 chromosomes rather than 46 in every cell. (3-18's) the excess distorts the organ building information & defects arise. ...Read more

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What's the focus of support groups for edward's syndrome?

What's the focus of support groups for edward's syndrome?

Trisomy 18 Support: Edward's syndrome is the result of a chromosome abnormality, namely trisomy 18. Support groups include resources and emotional support. Visit the trisomy 18 foundation for assistance. ...Read more

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My friend’s baby died from edward’s syndrome. What is that?

My friend’s baby died from edward’s syndrome. What is that?

Extra chromosome 18: Edward’s syndrome is a condition where there is an error when the cells are dividing and there is an extra chromosome 18. The genetic material from the extra chromosome can cause many birth defects and a high mortality rate right after birth. The most common conditions associated with Edward’s syndrome are heart defects, as well as kidney, stomach, and brain complications. ...Read more

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Edward left ear is noisy since I'm from sickness, till now is still noisy like they turned radio in my ear.

Edward left ear is noisy since I'm from sickness, till now is still noisy like they turned radio in my ear.

Tinnitus: Is a sound that is generated in the brain and could sound like like a radio transmitter. There is no cure for tinnitus, but it often becomes less noticeable and more manageable over time. See an ENT for examination. ...Read more

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Que ejercicio físico es aconsejable a los 62 años de edad.

Que ejercicio físico es aconsejable a los 62 años de edad.

Bajo impacto: Ejercicios aerobicos de bajo impacto son mejores para preservar la salud a cierta edad en que el corazon puede sufrir dano y las articulaciones estan mas comprometidas. Caminar, trotar or andar en bicicleta, tenis de dobles, nadar, ejercicios yoga y de estiramiento son los preferidos. Cualquier ejercicio es bueno si se lo adapta a su condicion fisica y se lo practica con moderacion. ...Read more

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Podrían atender a mi hijo que tiene fiebre y tiene 11 meses de edad?

Podrían atender a mi hijo que tiene fiebre y tiene 11 meses de edad?

Ser visita por doc: Calquier bebe menor 12 meses con fiebre (mas de 38 C) debe ser visita por el medico. Fiebre indicar algun tipo de infeccion que debe ser investigado cuidadosamente en este edad. ...Read more

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What is edwards syndrome?

What is edwards syndrome?

Early Chromosome DX: Dr edwards reported of the features of trisomy 18 in 1960 in the british journal the lancet. Drs patau & smith reported it in the same journal edition but the name edward syndrome has stuck. This was soon after the methods for preparing & counting chromosomes was available in research labs starting in the late 1950's. ...Read more

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How common is Edwards syndrome?

How common is Edwards syndrome?

1 out of 5000: Http://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/trisomy-18

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Can edwards syndrome be inherited?

Edwards syndrome: Edwards syndrome is better known as trisomy 18. It is caused by imperfect division of the chromosomes with an extra chromosome ending up in the embryo. That process can happen to anyone. ...Read more

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How is edwards syndrome discovered?

How is edwards syndrome discovered?

Edwards syndrome: This is another name for trisomy 18. Trisomy is a big word that means three copies. So trisomy 18 has three copies of the 18th chromosome. It can be discovered by an amniocentesis or cvs, and recently even a blood test. ...Read more

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How does edwards syndrome affect a baby?

How does edwards syndrome affect a baby?

TRISOMY 18: Edwards syndrome or trisomy e is caused by extra chromosome 18 consisting of mental retardation, severe microcephaly and many developmental anomalies. ...Read more

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What are the tests for edwards syndrome?

What are the tests for edwards syndrome?

Chromosome test: The usual test is called a karyotype. Blood cells (white cells) are obtained from the patient and the chromosomes are counted under a microscope. If there is an extra chromosome 18 then the patient has edwards syndrome or trisomy 18. This test can be done after the baby is born or it can be done in utero by amniocentesis (amniotic fluid taken from the uterus is tested). ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is edwards syndrome?

Fatal disorder: Edwards or trisomy 18 is a birth defect with a third copy of chromosome 18. Most pregnancies with an extra chromosome miscarry. Of those that are born live 50% die in two weeks only 8% live to one year. Infants with this problem tend to have many problems including heart disease, kidney disease, rounded bottoms to their feet! Webbing between toes and undescended testicles. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of edwards syndrome?

See below:: Trisomy 18 (edwards syndrome) is associated with abnormalities in many parts of the body. Individuals often have slow growth before birth (intrauterine growth retardation) & a low birth weight. Affected individuals may have heart defects and anomalies of other organs that develop before birth. Other features include a small, abnl shaped head; a small jaw/mouth; clenched fists;overlapping fingers. ...Read more

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What is the history behind edwards syndrome?

Early Chromosome DX: Dr edwards reported of the features of trisomy 18 in 1960 in the british journal the lancet. Drs patau & smith reported it in the same journal edition but the name edward syndrome has stuck. This was soon after the methods for preparing & counting chromosomes was available in research labs starting in the late 1950's. ...Read more