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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 more
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 more
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
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 more
Edward left ear is noisy since I'm from sickness, till now is still noisy like they turned radio in my ear.
Reyes syndrome: Reyes syndrome is caused by giving Aspirin or othersalicylate drumsto a child who has a viral illness such as the flu. One can develop signs of liver failure, which consists of lethergy, vomiting, jaundice, which can cause seizures and eventually coma due high ammonia levels in the blood. ...Read more
Genetic disorder: It can lead to deafness. It accounts for about 5 to 10percent of congenital deafness. Its also associated with thyroid disease and goiters. 75 percent of pts have a goiter. Hearing loss may not be obvious at birth and progress gradually. Minor head trauma may accelerate symptoms. Gene testing would be neccessary. Its autosomal recessive so both parents would have to have an abnormal gene. ...Read more
Who is in danger?: If this is munchausen's by proxy -- an adult injures or sickens a child or lies, all in order to get them admitted to the hospital -- phone child protective services and fill out paperwork on them. If this is simply a person who is so desperate as to seek warmth by pretending to be sick, the family is probably already dysfunctional and drama is unlikely to help & may be disastrous -- be a friend. ...Read more
I have a healthy 15months old boy and preggo again. What are the chances of me having the second child with downs syndrom?
No different: Your chances are no different than they otherwise are for any other baby you might have. ...Read more
Does anyone know of any research on sweet syndrom? I have been diagnosed but only hear it is very rare. Not much info is available.
Sweet's syndrome: Characterized by the presence of white blood cells in the skin. Usually seen in neutropenic patients with cancer (acute leukemia). Present with red or bluish-red papules/nodules/plaques. Commonly at face, neck, and arms. Patients can also have high fevers. Treatment with high dose of steroids. Suggest to see dermatologist. ...Read more
I want to reduce the chances of my future children inheriting asperger's syndrom. I am a 30-year-old male with no kids. So, how much time do I have?
No one knows: Asperger's syndrome is not known to be inherited though genes are thought to play a role. If you are referring to a heightened incidence with an advanced fathers age autism is the full spectrum condition that has been connected to advancing age. Rule of thumb: men's genetic mutations double every 16 yrs. So sooner is better than later. ...Read more
Serotonin syndrome: Serotonin syndrome is a potentially life-threatening condition associated with increased serotonergic activity in the central nervous system. It can happen with interactions between drugs, and intentional self-poisoning. It usually presents within 6-24 hours of a change in dose or initiation of a drug. Symptoms include altered mental status, autonomic hyperactivity, and neuromuscular changes. ...Read more
Oppositional defiant disorder?
Estimates suggest that 2%-16% of children and teens have odd. In younger children, odd is more common in boys. In older children, it occurs about equally in boys and in girls. It typically begins by age 8. Consult a mental health care provider for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Certainly a blood test can be used to see if a person has Down syndrome. This is called a karyotype and it is widely available.
A better question, which I think you are asking, is if a blood test can determine if a fetus has Down syndrome. This is not widely available, and it is under development:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/25053891 ...Read more
Tears in the lower: Mw syndrome is superficial tears in the lining of the lower part of the esophagus where it connects to the stomach. It can lead to bleeding. Often it occurs after heavy vomiting. ...Read more
I'm prone to bloodclots in my leg, compartmental syndrom, can eating edameme cause problems for me?
No: I no of no correlation with soy beans and blood clots. ...Read more
What to do if I have a friend suffer euphoria syndrome in my school, how to cure euphoria syndrom?
??: What is euphoria syndrom? The reason you aren't getting any answers is that people here aren't sure what you are asking. Please clarify what you mean by euphoria syndrom? ...Read more