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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me which condition did edward norton as brian in the 2005 film "the score" try to portray?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Edward left ear is noisy since I'm from sickness, till now is still noisy like they turned radio in my ear.
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
I want to switch back to my baby's regular formula from sensitive, can I put 1 full scoop of sensitive & 1 full scoop of regular so it's not too harsh?
Yes: That is fine to do. One should be sure to add the correct amount of water. Most babies, when they are well and don't have food allergies, do fine with any of the store-bought formulas in the U.S. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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