Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome)
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Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome)

Sandra Fleming Assistant professor, School of nursing and midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin
Carmel Doyle Assistant professor, School of nursing and midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin

Trisomy 13 is also referred to as Patau syndrome after Klaus Patau, a cytogeneticist at the University of Wisconsin. In 1960, with his associates, Patau first recognised that this autosomal chromosomal condition resulted from having three copies of chromosome 13 instead of two copies (Patau et al 1961).

Learning Disability Practice. 22, 1, 16-16. doi: 10.7748/ldp.22.1.16.s15