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How common is fragile x syndrome in us?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on your dfn: Significant impairment (iq<70) in FAS is felt to represent 1/3600 of the population, mostly male. A lesser form of involvement with lesser alterations in this gene (add, behavior issues) may affect 1/130-250 female & 1/250-800 males. See: www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2888470/?Tool=pmcentrez.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the detection for fragile x syndrome?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Detection fragile x: Fragile x syndrome causes symptoms of autism and intellectual disability and can only be diagnosed by doing chromosome , which shows the fragile x gene on x chromosome.It is a x linked dominant condition.It is passed from females through x chromosomes.
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Fragile x syndrome my baby, what to do?

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Dr. Michelle Karten
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Developmental help: Fragile X syndrome can predispose your baby to developmental and learning issues. It is important to have your baby evaluated by Early Intervention, a program to support infants with delays. Call your doctor to get this information.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What can I do to treat fragile x syndrome?

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Dr. Scott Diede
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Seek help: While there are no cures for patients with fragile x, there are many supportive care services that can provide a great deal of help. See http://www.Fragilex.Org/treatment-intervention/ for more information.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What causes of fragile x syndrome?

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Dr. Darren Gitelman
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Gene mutation: Fragile x syndrome is due to a mutation within the fmr1 gene on x chromosome. Part of the gene gets repeated too many times. It is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability. Please see: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002633/ and http://www.Fragilex.Org/ for more information.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How prevalent is fragile x syndrome?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
See below: Fragile x syndrome is the most frequent form of inherited intellectual disability. The prevalence in men runs from 1 in 4, 000 to 1 in 6.000. The prevalence in women is estimated at 1 in 10.000.

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