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Is there any treatment for trisomy 18?

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There is no cure for trisomy 18. Treatment for trisomy 18 consists of supportive medical care to provide the child with the best quality of life possible.

From: What Is Trisomy 18? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

March of Dimes: "Birth Defects."

Trisomy 18 Foundation: "What is Trisomy 18?" 

NIH Genetics Home Reference: "Trisomy 18."

Merck Manual Professional : "Trisomy 18."

Lucille Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford: "Trisomy 18 and 13."

Rumack, Carol M. . Mosby Elsevier, 2011. Diagnostic Ultrasound, 4th ed

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

SOURCES:

March of Dimes: "Birth Defects."

Trisomy 18 Foundation: "What is Trisomy 18?" 

NIH Genetics Home Reference: "Trisomy 18."

Merck Manual Professional : "Trisomy 18."

Lucille Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford: "Trisomy 18 and 13."

Rumack, Carol M. . Mosby Elsevier, 2011. Diagnostic Ultrasound, 4th ed

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

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