Edwards syndrome - Trisomy 18

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Edwards syndrome - Trisomy 18

1 in every 5,000 live-born babies are diagnosed.__________________________________________________________________________However, there are many affected fetuses that do not survive to term.

Edwards SyndromeTrisomy 18

Only 10% survive past their first year, though some do make it into their teens and beyond.

While girls are more likely to have Trisomy 18, boys with it have a higher stillbirth rate, and are also in more danger throughout neonatal stages (despite intensive care).

Race/Ethnicity has not been found to influence risk of Trisomy 18.

Trisomy 18 is an autosomal recessive disorder.

What is Edwards Syndrome?

It occurs when the 18th chromosome has three copies instead of two

Edwards Syndrome is a rare but devastating disease

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