Bryanne for Mrs.Winter
Who discovered Trisomy 13?
What is some of the causes of Trisomy 13?
A syndrome is a pattern or combination of physical, mental, and health characteristics
that are usually seen together. Trisomy 13 is a condition that is associated with severe mental retardation and certain physical abnormalities due to an extra 13th chromosome1.
What is the precent that people might get Trisomy 13?
Trisomy 13 occurs in about 1 out of every 16,000 newborns. It is possible to diagnose Trisomy 13, during pregnancy through prenatal diagnostic procedures such as amniocentesis or chronic villus sampling. Ultrasound may be useful in screening for Trisomy 13. There are some signs that may be seen on a thorough ultrasound (sometimes called level II or targeted ultrasound) that may indicate that there is an increased chance for Trisomy 135.
What are some treatments for Trisomy 13?
Any course of treatment will be decided on an individual basis. Routine follow up care for a child with Trisomy 13 includes cardiac evaluations, eye evaluations, MRI of the head, abdominal ultrasound, hearing tests, referral for infant pre-school/early intervention programs, scoliosis checks through childhood and getting routine immunizations. Family support and genetic counseling are recommended.