Edwards syndrome

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tri·so·my 18 syn·drome

a chromosomal disorder that is usually fatal within 2-3 years; characterized by mental retardation, abnormal skull shape, low-set and malformed ears, small mandible, cardiac defects, short sternum, diaphragmatic or inguinal hernia, Meckel diverticulum, abnormal flexion of fingers, and dermatoglyphic anomalies.
Synonym(s): Edwards syndrome

tri·so·my 18 syn·drome

a chromosomal disorder that is usually fatal within 2-3 years; characterized by mental retardation, abnormal skull shape, low-set and malformed ears, small mandible, cardiac defects, short sternum, diaphragmatic or inguinal hernia, Meckel diverticulum, abnormal flexion of fingers, and dermatoglyphic anomalies.
Synonym(s): Edwards syndrome

Edwards syndrome

Edwards syndrome

Trisomy 18, see there.

Ed·wards syn·drome

(ed'wărdz sin'drōm)
Trisomy in Group E chromosomes (16-18); second in incidence to trisomy 21 (i.e., Down syndrome) in frequency. Findings include mental retardation, congenital heart disease, spina bifida, and esophageal and biliary atresia. Affected patients generally die within 2 years of birth.

Edwards’ syndrome

a human genetical abnormality in which there are multiple congenital malformations: elongated skull, low-set ears, webbed neck, severe mental retardation. The condition is caused by TRISOMY of chromosome 18 and, like DOWN'S SYNDROME, is related to maternal age; 90% of cases die in the first six months after birth.

Edwards,

James Hilton, English physician and medical geneticist, 1928–.
Edwards Personal Preferences Schedule - personality inventory test.
Edwards syndrome - characterized by mental retardation, abnormal skull shape, low-set and malformed ears, small mandible, cardiac defects, short sternum, diaphragmatic or inguinal hernia, Meckel diverticulum, abnormal flexion of fingers, and dermatoglyphic anomalies. Synonym(s): trisomy 18 syndrome
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In current study a 27-year-old pregnant woman was referred for genetic counseling of abnormal maternal serum screening test at her gestation age of 16 weeks, screening tests were positive for Edward's syndrome (trisomy 18) with very low chorionic gonadotropin and normal alpha- fetoprotein levels (Table I).
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Ten-month-old Luke Winston-Jones, from Holyhead, Anglesey, was given just days to live when he was diagnosed at birth with the genetic disorder Edward's syndrome.
The doctor also explained there could be a chromosome problem, which could cause the baby to have Down's Syndrome, or perhaps even a condition called Edward's Syndrome, and this would mean he might only live a couple of months.
Ten-month-old Luke Winston-Jones, from Anglesey was given just days to live when he was diagnosed with Edward's syndrome, after he was born on January 30.
Luke, from Holyhead, Anglesey, was given days to live after being born with the genetic disorder Edward's Syndrome, He died at Alder Hey children's hospital in Liverpool on November 12.
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