Patau Syndrome

Trisomy 13 is the chromosomal disorder also called as Patau Syndrome. It is often characterized by intellectual, cognitive & physical abnormalities. There is an extra copy of Chromosome 13 in the cells.

Medical Conditions
  • Congenital Heart defects
  • Brain or Spinal Cord abnormality
  • Small/poor eye development
  • Birth Deformities (Extra fingers, Cleft lip, Weak muscle & Cleft palate)
  • Prone to bacterial & viral infections
Genetic Changes
  • Most cases of trisomy 13 have an extra copy of Chromosome 13 in each cell in the body
  • Trisomy 13 occurs when Chromosome 13 attaches to another chromosome during the formation of reproductive cell

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