How long can a baby live with Trisomy 13?
The answer to this question can vary considerably. The heart defects and other health problems associated with trisomy 13 can make it difficult for babies to survive. Some babies with trisomy 13 will die in utero before they are born. Other times, babies make it to delivery but they pass away a few hours or days later. A study of 693 babies born with trisomy 13 between 1999-2007 reported that ~75% survived to one day, ~25% survived to 28 days and 9.7% survived to 5 years.
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