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Description:The infant depicted here (PHIL 15402-15407) had been born with a chromosomal disorder known as Trisomy 18, Trisomy E, and by the eponym Edwards syndrome, affecting 1 in 5000 births, and is three times more common in girls than in boys. Some of the symptoms included mental delay, microcephaly, micrognathia, rounded or “rocker bottom” feet (seen here), low-set ears, and clenched hands.
An infant suspected of possessing this chromosomal variation will display unusual fingerprint patterns, upon x-ray examination, a shortened breast bone, or sternum, and chromosomal examination will reveal trisomy, partial trisomy or a translocation phenomenon of chromosome 18.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1968
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Links:CDC – National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities; Pediatric Genetics
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