Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome)
By Mary Abd
What are the symptoms?
- Weight loss
- small head
- organs don't work correctly
- small mouth and jaw
- the ears are abnormally formed
- hands are formed into a fists
- the index finger usually overlaps all the other fingers
- webbed/fused/clubfeet toes
This is the feet of a child that has Edwards Syndrome.
This is the hands of a child that has Edwards Syndrome.
This is the head and ears of a child that has Edwards Syndrome.
Current Research and Studies
Test and Treatment?
Some treatments would be surgery but there is a high risk of death.Some test you would run would be blood test,nuchal translucency ultrasound scan.
Kids with syndrome might require treatment for:
- club foot
- facial clefts
- ear/eye/sinus infections
- heart disease
- blood pressure
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