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  • Edwards Syndrome.
  • What is Edwards syndrome
    • Also known as trisomy 18
    • Edwards is a syndrome which is the second most common autosomal trisomy after Down syndrome
    • Actually Edwards has a very low chance of survival , Rarely will they live for a year
    • Most of them die form heart abnormalities
    • But they also die from kidney malformations, and other internal organ disorders
    • Also this type of trisomy is not hereditary..
  • Causes for Edwards
    • There are exactly fourty seven chromosomes
    • But sometimes there is a extra chromosome on the chromosome pair eighteen which cause's the Edwards syndrome
  • Symptoms
    • Some symptoms are
    • Mental retardation
    • Small head and eyes
    • small jaw, low-set ears, and a strawberry-shaped head
    • Many parts of their body don't finish developing like for an example is their brains are not proper;y developed
  • Prognosis
    • Most of the infants die before birth
    • The median life span is about five to fifteen days
    • And at least one percent born with Edwards live to only about ten years old
    • But it is VERY difficult to determine the survival rate
  • Treatment
    • Well the treatment really depends on the patient's health
  • Possible complications and support groups
    • Complications depend on the specific defects and symptoms.
    • Nervous systems
    • Cardiac anomalies
    • A support group is “Trisomy 18 support”
    • www.trisomy18.org
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    • Created by
    • Dinnay and Patrcia
    • Ms. cinco Biology
    • Period 1
    • Table 5