Using a panel of ultrasound markers in a systematic fashion as a part of screening has been referred to as a "genetic sonogram". The presence of one of these markers may increase the possibility of Down syndrome.
Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18) Trisomies occur when there is a triplet of a specific chromosome instead of the normal number of 2. The most common trisomy is trisomy 21 or Down syndrome. In Edwards syndrome, or trisomy 18, there are 3 chromosome 18's. Patients with trisomy 18 can range from mildly to severely affected.
This pin provides a better understanding of Down Syndrome as a disorder. It contains information on common causes, how the disorder affects children, other conditions commonly seen alongside of Down syndrome, and possible resources to aide in the care of a child with Down syndrome.