Trisomy 13

By: Rocco Marrandino

Overview

Trisomy 13 is a disease where a child is born with an extra set of chromosomes. This causes brain problems and physical problems. Most infants with this disease dont live through their first week of life

Causes

Trisomy 13 happens when an extra chromosome 13's DNA is put into the body cells. This occures in 1/10,000 newborns. This has nothing to do with family genes, it occurs in either the sperm or egg that forms the fetus.

Symtoms

There is no Specific Treatment for Trisomy 13. It Varies and Depends on The Symtoms

Diagnostics

Trisomy 13 can be found by x-rays and utlrasounds that show deformity in the organs. An MRI can also show deformity in the brain only caused by this dissorder