Trisomy 13 (Patau Syndrome)
By: Kenya Alcantara & Sydney Johnston
What kind of disorder is it?
Abnormally small head, failure to thrive, or low birth weight.
Average age of onset?
- Heart Defects
- Brain or spinal cord abnormalities
- Small poorly developed eyes
- Extra fingers or toes
Depending on the families because it's a personal decision, some might chose...
- Option of pregnancy termination
- 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).