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What are the symptoms of trisomy 13?

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Babies born with trisomy 13 often have a low birthweight, even if they are not born before the due date. They usually have brain-structure problems, which can affect their facial development, as well. A baby with trisomy 13 may have eyes set close together and an underdeveloped nose or nostrils.

Other birth defects of trisomy 13 include:

  • Clenched hands
  • Cleft lip or palate
  • Extra fingers or toes (polydactyly)
  • Hernias
  • Kidney, wrist, or scalp problems
  • Low-set ears
  • Small head (microcephaly)
  • Undescended testes

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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