Trisomy 13 (Patau Syndrome)

By: Kenya Alcantara & Sydney Johnston

What is Trisomy 13?

Chromosomal condition associated with severe intellectual disability and physical abnormalities in many parts of the body.


  • (The presence of an extra (Third) chromosome 13 in all of the cells)

What kind of disorder is it?

Autosomal disorder

Symptoms

Abnormally small head, failure to thrive, or low birth weight.
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Characteristics

Gender tendencies

Boys and girls are affected in equal numbers.

Treatments

Depending on the families because it's a personal decision, some might chose...

  • Option of pregnancy termination
  • Tracheotomy
  • Support group

How does it affects a person life?

Life expectancy is very limited. Median survival is 2.5 days. (5% to 10% of infants live longer than a year).