Trisomy 13


Is there a treatment for Trisomy 13?

There is no treatment that can cure trisomy 13. Certain symptoms may have treatments available. For example, if a baby has a cleft lip, surgeons can repair that defect. However, treating a specific problem will not cure trisomy 13 and may or may not prolong life. Your healthcare provider can help you find services to improve feeding ability. Surgical intervention may be necessary too. Other supportive services and therapies, like physical therapy or individualized education plans, may be helpful to some children.

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