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Edwards Syndrome- Trisomy 18
Katie Coker
6th period
Effects
Edwards Syndrome is a rare genetic
disorder caused by an extra copy of
chromosome18. Infants born with this
syndrome have; growth deficiency, low
birth weight, an odd shaped head, a small
mouth and jaw, webbed fingers, mental
retardation, organ abnormalities, and heart
defects.
Pictures.
The Chromosome that is
effected.
Pedigree
Symptoms
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Clenched hands
Crossed legs (preferred position)
Feet with a rounded bottom (rocker-bottom feet)
Low birth weight
Low-set ears
Mental deficiency
Small head
Small jaw
Underdeveloped fingernails
Unusual shaped chest
Treatment
• Depending on the individuals condition, is
how the doctors proceed with treatment.
Facts
• It occurs in about 1 out of every 3000 live
births.
• Less than 10 percent live past their first
birthdays.
• Mainly seen in girls.
http://www.humangeneticsdisorders.com/welcome/edwards-syndrome-trisomy-18/
http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&source=imghp&biw=1016&bih=513&q=trisomy+18&gb
v=2&aq=0&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=Trisom
http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/trisomy-18/overview.html
http://www.trisomy18.org/site/PageServer?pagename=whatisT18_whatis
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