Patau syndrome is also known as Trisomy 13. The disorder is characterized by defective heart and very often the affected person will have neurological problems. It makes it very difficult to survive for infants with severe neurological defect and heart problem. It is caused due to the extra chromosome of 13 and this disorder is commonly seen in girl babies. The child will have deformed (web like) feet, small head, severe mental deficiency, small eyes, heart disease such as ASD or VSD or both, and kidney defects.
It is easy to identify the infant who are born with Patau syndrome but sometimes it may be mistaken for Edward’s syndrome. No treatment is available for treating this disorder since it is inherited and caused by genetic problem. Some children may have deafness and vision problem. Only separate treatments and surgery is done for correcting independent problem of the organ. The child having disorder will have to undergo open heart surgery for correcting or repairing valves. Physiotherapy, behavior therapy and speech therapy are some of the treatment methods for this disorder.
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