Trisomy 13

Healthcare/Doctors

How do I find someone who specializes in Trisomy 13?

Most academic health centers have medical geneticists and pediatricians who are most familiar with the care of individuals with trisomy 13. Your local healthcare provider will be aware of the nearest specialist for an individual with trisomy 13.

Through the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) website, you can find a genetic counselor in your area (http://nsgc.org/p/cm/ld/fid=164). A genetic counselor can help to further explain trisomy 13 and answer any questions you have.

References
  • http://nsgc.org/p/cm/ld/fid=164
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What specialists do people with Trisomy 13 need to see?

What specialists do people with Trisomy 13 need to see?

A multidisciplinary team should care for people with trisomy 13. People with trisomy 13 should see a geneticist or a genetic counselor. A genetic counselor can help to further explain trisomy 13 and answer any questions you have. Genetics professional can also help you make the appropriate next referrals. Through the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) website, you can find a genetic counselor in your area (http://nsgc.org/p/cm/ld/fid=164). Other necessary specialists will be dependent on what symptoms a child has, but some may be pediatric cardiologists, ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists, neurologists, physical therapists, and surgeons.

References
  • http://nsgc.org/p/cm/ld/fid=164
  • http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/trisomy-13-syndrome/

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