Genetic Diseases Linked to Nonimmune Hydrops: Distinctions in Diagnosis and Prognosis

In this short video, Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Genetics specialist, Dr. Teresa Sparks, MD, MAS, presents a recently published UCSF study of non-immune hydrops fetalis (NIHF) cases. The findings highlight the utility of prenatal exome sequencing for establishing a genetic diagnosis and optimizing the approaches to prenatal management, postnatal care, and patient counseling.

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Teresa Sparks, MD

Teresa Sparks, MD

Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
Perinatologist and Medical Geneticist

Dr. Teresa Sparks is an obstetrician who specializes in maternal-fetal medicine, managing the health concerns of both mother and fetus through all stages of pregnancy.

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