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What is trisomy 13?

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Trisomy 13 is a genetic disorder that your baby gets when she has an extra 13th chromosome. In other words, she has three copies of her chromosome 13 when she should have just two. It happens when cells divide abnormally during reproduction and create extra genetic material on chromosome 13.

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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