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Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome) (cont.)

Trisomy 18 Prognosis

Due to the presence of several life-threatening medical problems, many infants with trisomy 18 die within their first month. Five percent to 10 percent of children with this condition live past their first year.

REFERENCES:

Chen, Harold, and Bruce Buehler. "Trisomy 18." Medscape.com. 11 Aug. 2011. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/943463-overview>.

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD). "Trisomy 18." NIH Office of Rare Diseases Research. <http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/Disease.aspx?PageID=4&DiseaseID=6321>.

Genetics Home Reference. "Trisomy 18." U.S. National Library of Medicine. 30 Jan. 2012. <http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/trisomy-18>.

"What Is Trisomy 18?" Trisomy 18 Foundation. 2010. <http://www.trisomy18.org/site/PageServer?pagename=whatisT18_whatis>.


Last Editorial Review: 2/2/2012

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