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My friend’s baby died from edward’s syndrome. What is that?
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Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Charles Turck
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Extra chromosome 18
The edward syndrome, named after a researcher who reported the features in 1960, 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 is in every cell of the body and distorts the formation of major organ systems to the point that longer survival is impossible regardless of treatment.

In brief: Extra chromosome 18
The edward syndrome, named after a researcher who reported the features in 1960, 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 is in every cell of the body and distorts the formation of major organ systems to the point that longer survival is impossible regardless of treatment.
Dr. James Ferguson
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