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What are the complications of trisomy 13?

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Babies born with trisomy 13 can have many health problems, and more than 80% don’t survive more than a few weeks. Those that do can have serious complications including:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Hearing loss
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Neurological problems
  • Pneumonia
  • Seizures
  • Slow growth
  • Trouble feeding or digesting food

From: What Is Trisomy 13? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Centre for Genetics Education: “Trisomy 13: Patau Syndrome.”

Dugo, N. , January-March 2014. Journal of Prenatal Medicine

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: “Trisomy 13.”

The Mayo Clinic: “High Blood Pressure (Hypertension).”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Scoliosis.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Trisomy 13 Syndrome.”

Trisomy.org: “Trisomy 13 Facts” and “Care of the Infant and Child with Trisomy 18 or Trisomy 1.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “What is a Chromosome?”, “What is DNA?” and “Trisomy 13.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Trisomy 18 and 13.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 09, 2018

SOURCES:

Centre for Genetics Education: “Trisomy 13: Patau Syndrome.”

Dugo, N. , January-March 2014. Journal of Prenatal Medicine

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: “Trisomy 13.”

The Mayo Clinic: “High Blood Pressure (Hypertension).”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Scoliosis.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Trisomy 13 Syndrome.”

Trisomy.org: “Trisomy 13 Facts” and “Care of the Infant and Child with Trisomy 18 or Trisomy 1.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “What is a Chromosome?”, “What is DNA?” and “Trisomy 13.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Trisomy 18 and 13.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 09, 2018

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