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What is the average lifespan of baby born with trisomy 13, patau syndrome?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Days/weeks.: Stillbirth (see picture) is very common. Of liveborns, 80% of affected infants die within the first month of life; only 5% survive the first six months. Severe intellectual disability, seizures, and failure to thrive are noticeable in survivors over 1 year of age. No interventions for fetal benefit are ethically justifiable during pregnancy (no cesarean section, no fetal monitoring indicated).
Answered on May 18, 2018

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