Treatment & Quality of Life
There is no present cure for Trisomy 13, and the majority of treatments available exist to maximize the comfort and care of both the patient and his or her parents. Teaching skills, physical therapy sessions, and problem-solving lessons are offered to those whose babies survive for longer than a week and are able to return home. Although these things appease the needs and desires of the family, the chances of the babies surviving and having a childhood are extremely slim. Therefore, because of the rarity of living babies with Trisomy 13, there are little to no descriptions of quality of life.
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