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What is Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome?

What is Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome?

  • Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: A condition which can occur to twins in the uterus of the carrying mother due to transfusion of blood from one to the other.
  • Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: Passage of blood from one fetus to another via an arteriovenous communication or other shunt, in a monozygotic twin pregnancy. It results in anemia in one twin and polycythemia in the other. (Lee et al., Wintrobe's Clinical Hematology, 9th ed, p737-8)
    Source - Diseases Database

Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome, or a subtype of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: Introduction

Types of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome:

Broader types of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome:

How serious is Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome?

Complications of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: see complications of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

What causes Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome?

Causes of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: see causes of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

What are the symptoms of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome?

Symptoms of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: see symptoms of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

Complications of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: see complications of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: Obstetrician, Neonatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome.
Treatments for Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: see treatments for Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
Research for Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: see research for Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

Name and Aliases of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

Main name of condition: Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

Other names or spellings for Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome:

Fetofetal Transfusion, neonatal arteriovenous transfusion, TTTS, Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, Fetofetal transfusion syndrome, Fetal transfusion syndrome

Fetofetal transfusions Source - Diseases Database

Fetal transfusion syndrome, Fetofetal transfusion syndrome, TTTS, Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome:

 

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