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Are certain people more likely to get patau syndrome?
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Rarely.
Patau syndrome is trisomy 13 - a genetically lethal syndrome that results from an extra chromosome #13.
Carrier-parents of a balanced robertsonian translocation are at increaed risk for producing affected offspring - but this is the exception rather than the rule for patau syndrome. 80% of affected infants die within the first month of life; only 5% survive the first six months.

In brief: Rarely.
Patau syndrome is trisomy 13 - a genetically lethal syndrome that results from an extra chromosome #13.
Carrier-parents of a balanced robertsonian translocation are at increaed risk for producing affected offspring - but this is the exception rather than the rule for patau syndrome. 80% of affected infants die within the first month of life; only 5% survive the first six months.
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