MEDICAL MANAGEMENT A doctor may suspect Trisomy 18 during a pregnancy

Medical management a doctor may suspect trisomy 18

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MEDICAL MANAGEMENT A doctor may suspect Trisomy 18 during a pregnancy ultrasound. More precise methods take cells from the amniotic fluid or placenta and analyze the chromosomes. After birth, the doctor may suspect Trisomy 18 based on the child's face and body. A blood sample can be taken to look for the chromosome abnormality. Early prenatal diagnosis allows the option for safe medical termination of pregnancy. The pregnancies which are carried till term mostly result either into still born babies or newborns with serious congenital defects and postnatal complications. Early detection of this chromosomal anomaly helps in efficient management of pregnancy as per available alternatives to the expectant mother.
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NURSING ASSESSMENT These newborns are often unable to feed properly and receive nutrients by IV nourishment until they can tolerate feedings. However, most of these children are fed via nasogastric tube if they survive the first few days of life. Most of these children cannot be taught to breast or bottle feed.
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  • Winter '20
  • Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect, Congenital heart disease, Edwards syndrome

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