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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 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 1950s. ...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 1950s. ...Read more

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Could you tell me more about edwards' syndrome?

Could you tell me more about edwards' syndrome?

EDWARDS SYNDROME:: A chromosomal disorder: trisomy 18. 1/ 6000 births. Low birth wt, closed fists w/index finger overlaping 3rd and 5th overlaping the 4th; small head with prominent occiput; small mandible; short sternum; rocker bottom feet; narrow hips with limited abduction; heart and kidney malformations; mental retardation........ 95% lethal in the 1st. Year. ...Read more

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What is the edwards syndrome mode of inheritance?

Sporadic event: The preparation of an egg for fertilization includes reducing all the chromosomes (22 regular pairs + a sex chm pair) from pairs to singles. The sperm then brings a single 1-22 regular +a sex chromosome. If the egg has a pair of 18 chms, then when the sperm adds the single 18 there is 3, this creates the chms imbalance in every skin cell of the fetus & results in the defects of edward syndrome. ...Read more

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What is edwards syndrome and some common symptoms?

What is edwards syndrome and some common symptoms?

Extra chromosome 18: The edward syndrome applies to babies born with all or most of an extra 18 chromosome. Half die in the first week & only 5-10% make it past 1 year of age. The extra chromosomal material distorts the formation of major organ systems leading to major defects in the heart, brain, intestines and others. A feeble infant with low set ears, poor muscle mass & activity is the usual presentation. ...Read more

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How does edwards syndrome affect someone's behavior?

How does edwards syndrome affect someone's behavior?

Genetics consult: I would refer you to the genetics consult or you can ask your question online at the office of rare disease research, which can provide you with more information: http://rarediseases. Info. Nih. Gov/gard/disease. Aspx? Pageid=4&diseaseid=6321. ...Read more

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What are some things I should know about edwards syndrome?

What are some things I should know about edwards syndrome?

You'll need support: When egg & sperm meet, their chromosomes split so 1/2 of dad's & 1/2 of mom's can join. The chromosome 18 in either egg or sperm divided unequally, & part or all of both chr.18's paired up with one chr. 18 from the other parent. A full or partial trisomy, (3 chr. 18's,) occured by accident. Abnormal formation of the heart & other organs, intellectual disability & unusual facial features result. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a child to live with edwards syndrome?

Is it possible for a child to live with edwards syndrome?

Survival: According to the nih, half the babies born with trisomy 18 do not survive past the first week or so of life. Some children affected have survived in to the teenage years. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Edwards syndrome?

Trisomy 18: Edwards Syndrome happens with a frequency 1 in 6000 live births, and is the 2nd most common chromosomal syndrome, where there is an extra copy or part of an extra 18th chromosome. The classic physical findings include prominent occiput, clenched hands, and usually significant structural heart defects. The life span is short with usually severe mental retardation, and many medical issues... ...Read more

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Can you tell me for edwards syndrome, how are they affected?

Trisomy 18: Edward syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality on chromosome 18. They present with multiple physical defects including cleft palate, deformed feet, small head, lung, kidney and stomach defect. Because of serious problems many don't survive to birth. Of those who do a small group live more than a year. ...Read more

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Can any docs elaborate more about edwards' syndrome?

Can any docs elaborate more about edwards' syndrome?

Trisomy: Edward syndrome is an abnormality of chromosome numbers, not a trait or mutation in the gene code. It cannot be inherited as all cases are fatal before reproductive age. During conception only one of chromosome of each pair should be given by both parents to the fertile egg an extra nbr 18 causes the all the problems in fetal development. ...Read more

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How old is that politicians child with edwards syndrome?

How old is that politicians child with edwards syndrome?

3: Trisomy 18 is usually fatal, but some children make it to age one and beyond. Here is a link to an article about santorum and trisomy 18 info http://republicanredefined. Com/2012/01/29/rick-santorums-daughter-bella-hospitalized-in-pennsylvania/. ...Read more