Question: Does Edwards syndrome affect life expectancy?

Edwards syndrome affects how long a baby may survive. Sadly, most babies with Edwards syndrome will die before or shortly after being born. A small number (about 13 in 100) babies born alive with Edwards syndrome will live past their 1st birthday.

How long can you live with Edwards syndrome?

Edwards syndrome and life expectancy The full form of Edwards syndrome is considered to be a life-limiting condition which means it affects how long the baby can live. Around 5 in 10 (52.5%) may live longer than 1 week and around 1 in 10 (12.3%) may live longer than 5 years.

Can a trisomy 18 baby survive?

Fifty per cent of babies born with trisomy 18 survive beyond their first six to nine days. About 12% of babies born with trisomy 18 survive the first year of life. It is difficult to predict the life expectancy of a baby with trisomy 18 if the baby does not have any immediate life-threatening problems.

Is Edwards syndrome fatal?

Edwards syndrome, also known as trisomy 18, is a rare but serious condition. Edwards syndrome affects how long a baby may survive. Sadly, most babies with Edwards syndrome will die before or shortly after being born.

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