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Edwards Syndrome

Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18 ) is the second most common trisomy. This condition occurs in about 1 in 5,500 live births, and the risk also increases with increasing maternal age. Approximately half of babies born with Trisomy 18 die within the first week of life and only five to ten percent survive to one year. Those individuals who survive have considerable intellectual disability.