Mississippi State Department of Health

Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome)


Trisomy 18, known as Edwards Syndrome, is a rare condition resulting from genetic errors on the 18th chromosome. The disorder occurs in approximately 1 in 5,000 live births and much more commonly affects females than males. This disorder often results in physical deformities, defects in internal organs, and severe intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Learn more about Edwards Syndrome at the link below.

Find this page at http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/index.cfm

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