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Complete Trisomy 18 syndrome

Complete Trisomy 18 syndrome: Introduction

Complete Trisomy 18 syndrome: Complete Trisomy 18 syndrome is the most severe form of Edwards syndrome and involves an extra copy of chromosome 18 in all of the body cells. This severe form causes mental retardation and numerous physical defects that often cause death before birth or during infancy. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Complete Trisomy 18 syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Complete Trisomy 18 syndrome

Treatments for Complete Trisomy 18 syndrome

  • Treatment varies depending on the symptoms which can vary quite considerably from case to case
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Complete Trisomy 18 syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Complete Trisomy 18 syndrome

  • A genetic defect where there are three copies of part or all of chromosome 18 instead of the normal two. Cases appear to be sporadic with no direct link to inheritance
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Prognosis for Complete Trisomy 18 syndrome

Prognosis for Complete Trisomy 18 syndrome: The prognosis varies depending on the nature and severity of symptoms present in individual cases. Roughly half of the patients die during early infancy. Survival into the teens does occur but patients often have severe health problems.

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  1. Complete Trisomy 18 syndrome: Introduction
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