Patau Syndrome

Patau Syndrome (Trisomy-13)

    Trisomy-13 (2n=46,13+) is the third most common of trisomies, and occurs in about 1 in 5 ~ 20,00 live births. Characteristics include a malformed midfacial region, cleft palate, polydactyly (extra fingers), and severe neurological problems. Survival beyond a few months is rare. The child above survived infancy, with profound psycho-motor retardation, deafness, and legal blindness.

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