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Are there genes to tell how long someone will survive with patau syndrome?

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Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics
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In brief: No

Most infants with patau syndrome die within their first year. There is no genetic test to explain the variation in survival.

In brief: No

Most infants with patau syndrome die within their first year. There is no genetic test to explain the variation in survival.
Dr. Karl Muench
Dr. Karl Muench
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In brief: No

Approximately 45% of trisomy 13 ( or patau syndrome) babies die within their first month of life; up to 70% in the first six months; and over 70% by one year of age.
Survival to adulthood is very rare. Only one adult is known to have survived to age 33. Most survivors have profound mental and physical disabilities.

In brief: No

Approximately 45% of trisomy 13 ( or patau syndrome) babies die within their first month of life; up to 70% in the first six months; and over 70% by one year of age.
Survival to adulthood is very rare. Only one adult is known to have survived to age 33. Most survivors have profound mental and physical disabilities.
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