Patau syndrome

What is Patau syndrome?

Patau syndrome is a syndrome caused by a chromosomal abnormality, in which some or all of the cells of the body contain extra genetic material from chromosome 13. This can occur either because each cell contains a full extra copy of chromosome 13 (a disorder known as trisomy 13), or because each cell contains an extra partial copy of the chromosome.

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my wife is 28 week pregnant, a severe IUGR case. fetus growth is below 3 percentile. in ultra sound, baby weighs nearly 600 gm. jelly looks like...

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Brief Answer:
Can be chromosomal defect.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear Pravanjana,

Thanks for your query.

I understand your concern.


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Hi, my wife is undergoing 23 weeks of pregnancy. Our Dr. had ask for the Triple marker test but on the day of USG as the duration of pregnancy was...

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thanks for your query.
Triple marker test assesses the risk of the fetus having chromosomal disorders - specifically Trisomy 21 ( downs...

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Abnomalities in fetus at 18 weeks to include cyst in brain , possible cleft lip and more I am so worried is there any way you can help? My daughter...

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Hi Laurie,
Trisomy is a genetic disorder and passes on in families.If your sister had it there is a chance that the gene has passed on.But the...

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