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

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Dr. Roman Alvarez
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: Lifespan

In my clinical experience of 31 years practicing neonatal medicine, i would have to answer your question with a vague response.
This is because each affected child does not necessarily have the same degree of affliction. The literature on this tells us that 99.9% die before a year of age. I have not seen one survive longer than two months, and I have seen many.

In brief: Lifespan

In my clinical experience of 31 years practicing neonatal medicine, i would have to answer your question with a vague response.
This is because each affected child does not necessarily have the same degree of affliction. The literature on this tells us that 99.9% die before a year of age. I have not seen one survive longer than two months, and I have seen many.
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