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Transcript of Patua' Syndrome
Brain and/or Spinal Cord abnormalities
Very small or poorly developed eyes
Extra fingers or toes
Weak muscle tone
Due to many life threatening symptoms, many infants born with Trisomy 13 die within the first days/weeks of their lives.
Incidence of Patau Syndrome
The chances of a woman having a baby with Trisomy 13 increase as she gets older
It is rarely inherited, but translocation trisomy 13 can be inherited
The parent would need to have a balanced translocation involving chromosome 13
Due to the number of life threatening defects, most infants born with Trisomy 13 die within the first days/weeks of their lives
Only 5-10% of children live past their first year of life.
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Patau Syndrome is also known as Trisomy 13
Trisomy 13 can either be:
A whole extra chromosome 13 or
Part of an extra chromosome attached to a part of another chromosome (translocation).
47, XX/XY, +13