Edwards' syndrome


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Edwards' syndrome

[′ed·wərdz‚sin‚drōm]
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The simple blood test is used to detect the condition and can also pick up Patau's and Edwards' syndromes.
Back in March, a consultant discovered that Sarah's unborn baby might have Edwards' syndrome, the UK's second most common syndrome after Down's.
She said: "There are some symptoms of Edwards' Syndrome, such as crossed fingers, which can be clearly seen in a scan.
But when a series of blood tests revealed he had Edwards' Syndrome, the doctors refused to go ahead with it.
Around one in 3,000 newborns are diagnosed with Edwards' Syndrome - also known as Trisomy 18 - and the average lifespan is under two months.
Following the tragic news, Sarah joined forces with foetal medicine consultant Dr Bryan Beattie to set up "Ffion's Gift", a charity which allows parents to scan their child for Edwards' Syndrome at a fraction of the normal cost.
MOSAIC trisomy, or Edwards' Syndrome, is an extremely serious chromosome disorder with no cure or effective treatment.
He was born with Edwards' Syndrome, a rare genetic chromosomal disorder which medics warned meant he was unlikely to live to his first birthday.
The 35-year-old is setting up a support group for families with children suffering from Edwards' Syndrome, the rare chromosome condition which killed her son.
Orla was diagnosed with incurable Edwards' Syndrome, which claims 90-95 per cent of its victims within their first 12 months, shortly after her birth at Stirling Royal Infirmary.
The youngster died in his mum's arms last Sunday morning after a courageous three-and-a-half-year battle with Edwards' Syndrome.