Chromosome 13q Trisomy


Type of disease: Rare conditions

Chromosome 13q trisomy, also known as partial duplication of the long arm of chromosome 13, is a rare genetic condition. This condition results from a mutation or error in a person’s DNA or genes. This can cause birth defects such as a small head size (microcephaly), asymmetrical face, or large forehead, as well as intellectual disabilities and slow physical growth. Although there is currently no cure for chromosome 13q trisomy, there are various resources to help manage the condition and treat birth defects. Doctors seek help from various therapists and community services to provide support and care for families affected by chromosome 13q trisomy.

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