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My friend’s baby died from edward’s syndrome. What is that?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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.
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