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Patau’s syndrome or trisomy 13 is a fatal congenital abnormality that affects multiple organs, resulting in poor physical and mental development. This condition is due to a free-standing trisomy, there is an extra number 13 chromosome. This is prevalent in 1 out of 5,000 births. Fetuses with this condition do not survive; characteristics such as a poorly developed brain, cardiovascular system and other congenital abnormalities are present.
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