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Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

  • Increase body size in recipient twin
  • Polycythemia in recipient twin
  • Low blood volume in recipient twin
  • Enlarged heart in recipient twin
  • Myocardial hyperplasia in recipient twin
  • more symptoms...»

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Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

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Less Common Symptoms of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

  • Blueberry-like spots on skin in donor twin
  • Blueberry-like small skin bumps in donor twin
  • Cutaneous erythropoiesis in donor twin
  • more symptoms...»

Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

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Clinical Trials for Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

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Definitions of 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)

 

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