Treatment

There is no cure for Edwards' syndrome and the symptoms can be very difficult to manage. You are likely to need help from a wide range of health professionals.

Is There Any Treatment?

There is no cure for Edwards' syndrome and the symptoms can be very difficult to manage. You are likely to need help from a wide range of health professionals.

Treatment will focus on immediately life-threatening issues, such as infections and heart problems. Your child may also need to be fed through a feeding tube, if feeding is a problem.

If limb abnormalities affect your child's movements as they get older, they may benefit from supportive treatment, such as Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.

Depending on your child's specific problems, they may need specialist care in hospital or a hospice, or you may be able to look after them at home with appropriate support.