Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18) - symptoms and how to test
Trisomy 18, often known as Edwards syndrome, is a chromosomal disorder that causes widespread abnormalities. Any person can be diagnosed with Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18). An extra copy of chromosome 18 causes this disorder, and its occurrence is completely sporadic and unavoidable. Babies diagnosed with trisomy 18 generally experience growth delays in the womb (intrauterine growth retardation) and are born at a low weight. Pregnancy at a later age increases a woman's risk of giving birth to a child with Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18). The chromosomal issue can be detected with a simple blood test.