Thursday, November 02, 2006

videos of trisomy 13 and others

I was looking for videos of people with trisomy 13 (Patau Syndrome) on Youtube, and found the following:

Kutlay
Little trisomy 13 boy, probably 1 or 2 years old, sucking on a water bottle.

Kelsey
An almost 21 year old t13 woman, described as the oldest surviving trisomy 13 person.

There was also this one with a boy who tested as having trisomy 13 on prenatal diagnosis and later had no t13 cells and normal development. They claim he was 'healed' but really it's nothing special, it happens to many with prenatally diagnosed mosaic trisomy. Sometimes the trisomic cells are only in the placenta and not the baby, so trisomy will show up on both chorionic villus sampling (taking a sample from the placenta) and amniocentesis (amniotic fluid, with flaked off skin and placental tissue) but not on blood tests. The only effect in those cases are related to the placenta - premature birth, slow growth, etc. No major structural anomalies or developmental delay, except for that which prematurity can cause.

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Blogger Cash Loans said...

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5:27 AM  
Anonymous KATRINA said...

I HAVE ALITTLE GIRL IN ENGLAND THAT HAS FULL TRISOMY 13. ALL CHILDREN WITH TRISOMY 13 DEVELOPE AT DIFFERENT SPEEDS

1:20 PM  
Blogger ThereseAnn said...

You can view many children who have made it to their mothers arms on
Living with Trisomy 13 - Patau Syndrome
http://www.livingwithtrisomy13.org
and many touching slideshows and videos off the slideshow and video presentation page
http://livingwithtrisomy13.org/trisomy-13-videos.htm

1:39 PM  

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