A disease called Trisomy 18, or Edwards disease, is in the news today because Rick Santorum's 3-year-old daughter was hospitalized because of the illness this weekend. Bella Santorum was admitted to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on Saturday and her father has left the campaign trail to be with her. She reportedly has pneumonia in both lungs, but is not on a ventilator, which is a good sign. So, what is the disease? Well, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of...Read Full Story
Trisomy 18 is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of an extra 18th chromosome. See more about Trisomy 18 here.