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Patau Syndrome

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on 3 April 2016

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Patau Syndrome
Causes
Patau Syndrome is caused when there is an extra chromosome in chromosome 13. Rather than the usual pair, there is 3. It is not inherited. Patau Syndrome occurs in the sperm that forms the fetus.

Chromosome 13 is affected in this disorder.


The symptoms of Patau Syndrome are...
seizures
mental retardation
scalp defects
close set eyes
hernias
skeletal abnormalities
small head
small eyes
cleft lip
low deformed ears
extra fingers or toes
Prenatal tests

Symptoms
Prenatal tests are available for Patau Syndrome although the disorder can not be treated or prevented.
This disorder is found in one in every 10,000 newborns. Males or Females may be affected.
also known as Trisomy 13
Affected
Medical Assistance
The baby, if born alive, will probably not survive past its first birthday. There is no medical treatment that can cure Patau Syndrome.
Sources
Genetics Home Reference. Honcode standard, November 2013. Web. 28 March, 2016.

Medline Plus. A.D.A.M inc., 8 Sept. 2013. web. 1 April, 2016

WebMD. National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. 2011. Web. 1 April, 2016.
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