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Is there a correlation between trisomy 18 and autism?

Is there a correlation between trisomy 18 and autism?

Not really: Trisomy 18 is a severe syndrome that significantly affects the brain and its development . A child with autistic like behaviors who has trisomy 18, is a trisomy-18 patient, not an autism patient. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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My doc said my baby tested positive for trisomy 18 but that its unlikely for him to have that because everything is going normaly should I b worried?

My doc said my baby tested positive for trisomy 18 but that its unlikely for him to have that because everything is going normaly should I b worried?

Going Normally ???: If you had the test that determined you carry a trisomy you must fall into a group where it was more likely than others. Many trisomies will not make it through pregnancy, but the 13, 18 & 21 all can have a wonderful pregnancy but deliver a baby with major defects that threaten life from the point of delivery. Seek genetic counselling now & prepare for hard times. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am a carrier of trisomy 18?

Chromosome study: Most trisomy 18's arise as a new error on meiosis during the formation of a womans egg.It is not "carried" like a sickle trait. There is a rare possibility that infants with trisomy 18 picked up the material from a parent with a balanced switch between 2 chromosomes.The babies study would show the translocation not t18, parents would need to be studied in such a case. ...Read more

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Tested positive for trisomy 18 and i'm really scared. Is there any cure for this?

Sad news, sorry : Trisomy 18 is bad news by anyone's measure. The extra chromosome 18 is usually in every cell of the body. This distorts the formation of organs and body systems & provides severe limitations on function and lifespan. There is no cure. Some pregnancies end spontaneously, only 10% of newborns survive their first year. Rx is focused on maintaining comfort for their short lives. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a child born with trisomy 18?

Less than a year: This chromaosome defect is incompadible with long term survival.Mosd die within the first few months.A few make it past a year. ...Read more

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How are scientists looking into preventing Trisomy 18 from occurring?

How are scientists looking into preventing Trisomy 18 from occurring?

There is no way to : prevent genetic accidents that can occur as eggs & sperm split & half of the chromosomes from each join to form a new organism. Couples with increased risk of having a fetus with Down Syndrome because of known translocations or advanced maternal age can seek pre-pregnancy genetic counseling as well prenatal Chromosome Analysis or Chromosomal Microarray when calculated risk of DS is high. ...Read more

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Trismoy21 1: 1067 trisomy 18 1: 2674 trisomy 13 1: 8368 does it mean my child has down sydrome?

Trismoy21  1: 1067 trisomy 18 1: 2674 trisomy 13  1: 8368  does it mean my child has down sydrome?

Unclear: The information you list provides no specific information on which to base an answer. How was the data obtained and why? Does it relate to some specific test, a pregnancy, a genetic counseling session ? Questions should provide basic information on the problem and ask a clear question. The public site is not a chat room and none of your prior submissions are linked. Try again if you wish. ...Read more

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Do I have to have an amnio if the ultrasound shows lots of findings of trisomy 18?

Do I have to have an amnio if the ultrasound shows lots of findings of trisomy 18?

Diagnosis vs screen: Most maternal-fetal medicine or OB doctors. Sonographers spend time looking at the heart and other structures for abnormalities that can be associated with chromosomal or other problems. Details they see change with fetal age and position. Because there might be structures they cannot see, ultrasound is considered a screening test. To diagnose trisomy requires amniotic fluid or baby blood studies. ...Read more

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How to deal with trisomy 18?

How to deal with trisomy 18?

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. ...Read more

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What is edwards syndrome (trisomy 18) like?

Extra chromosome: In trisomy 18 the patient has an extra chromosome 18. This genetic disorder frequently causes heart and kidney defects. They may have a small head and jaw and usually have severe developmental delay. Here is a link http://www.Trisomy18.Org/site/pageserver?Pagename=whatist18_whatis. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Edwards Syndrome (Definition)

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, ...Read more


Trisomy (Definition)

Ordinary chromosomal traits require a pair of chromosomes to determine the traits. Occasionally, as a mistake in cellular division, there is a tripling of one of the chromosomes. When these occur, they usually cause unpleasant, and sometimes deadly conditions in the inheritor of these traits (e.g. Down's). Many we do not know about as they are ...Read more