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EDWARDS SYNDROME

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EDWARDS SYNDROME
(ALSO KNOWN AS TRISOMY 18)
What Causes the Disorder?
Edwards Syndrome is caused by error in cell division, known as meiotic disjunction.
What Gene or Chromosome is affected?
extra copy of chromosome 18
Are There Prenatal Tests?
Yes, offered screening for Edwards Syndrome between 10-14 weeks of pregnancy.
Symptoms
small abnormal head
low set ears
small jaw and mouth
smooth "rocker bottom" feet
long fingers that overlap
cleft lip and palate
Population Affected
Around 1 in 12 babies born with Edwards Syndrome survive beyond one year. They will live with severe mental and physical disabilities.
Edwards Syndrome affects 1 in 3,000-6,000 live births.
By Abigail Atkins
How is it Inherited?
Edwards Syndrome is rarely inherited and the conditions are not caused by anything the parents have done.
Medical Assistance
There is no definite medical assistance, but a child can get help for his or her needs.
Long-term is rarely needed. A child born with Edwards Syndrome is unlikely to live past birth. Less than 1% live to their first birthday. Children who do live longer suffer severe medical problems. It is very rare for a person with Edwards Syndrome live till their 20s.
Treatments and Cures
There is NO cure.
A child can get some treatment for their needs.
Can Edwards Syndrome be prevented?
NO :(
Future
Less than 1% live to their first birthday.
It is super rare for a person with Edwards Syndrome live till their 20s.
Current Research
Research is limited.
No cure coming soon.
Works Cited
"Trisomy 18."
WebMD
. Web. 27 March 2016.

"Edwards Syndrome."
Nhs
. Web. 27 March 2016.

"What is Trisomy 18."
Trisomy18.org
. Web. 27 March 2016.

"Chromosome 18."
Chromosome18.org
. Web. 27 March 2016.
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