By: Clementine Miller
What is it?
Children born with this disease are weak and fragile and are most likely underweight. Their heads are usually too small and their eyes are really low on their head. Also, the mouths and jaw are small. They may have problems with their lungs and diaphragm. Heart disease is common in patients with this disease.
Surgery can treat part of the syndrome but not all of it, therefore there is technically no cure for Edwards Syndrome.
This disease is inherited and cannot be prevented. But parents who have had a child with Edwards' syndrome are most likely at a greater risk of having another child with the syndrome.