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Partial Trisomy 18 Syndrome

Partial Trisomy 18 Syndrome: Introduction

Partial Trisomy 18 Syndrome: A rare genetic chromosomal syndrome where the child has an extra third copy of only part of chromosome 18 in the body's cells. It is a less severe form of Edwards syndrome - the most severe form involves and extra copy of the whole of chromosome 18 in all of the body's cells. The severity of the condition is highly variable depending on how many of the body's cells are involved and how much of the chromosome is involved. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Partial Trisomy 18 Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Partial Trisomy 18 Syndrome

Treatments for Partial Trisomy 18 Syndrome

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

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Causes of Partial 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 Partial Trisomy 18 Syndrome

Prognosis for Partial 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. Partial Trisomy 18 Syndrome: Introduction
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