Journal of Clinical Case Reports

ISSN: 2165-7920

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A Case Report on Edward Syndrome


Begum R

Background: Edward syndrome is commonly known as the trisomy 18 syndrome. It is a common chromosomal disorder due to the presence of an extra chromosome of 18. The feature of Edward syndrome involved in craniofacial, skeletal, cardiovascular, central nervous system and genitourinary malformations. Developmental delay is common in every child. Physiotherapy is recommended by several author to reduce the further progression of symptoms. Case study: The case study was used to report this case and describe the physiotherapy management for child with Edward syndrome. Discussion: A 6-year-old girl was diagnosed as Edward syndrome. The child is receiving physiotherapy treatment from June 2018. The treatment focused on improving active movement, posture, sitting balance, standing ability, respiratory status and others.Conclusion: Edward syndrome is a rare autosomal chromosomal disorder. This case improved in developmenta milestone. Edward syndrome can be identified by second trimester ultrasonography up to 97% cases in second and third trimester. Early provision of physiotherapy is very important to prevent further progression of symptoms and can helpful to reach developmental milestone as early as possible. This case adds our knowledge of physiotherapy management that had not been previously described.


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