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What is fragile x syndrome?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Defective chromosome: Each person has 23 pair of chromosomes. Males have xy and females xx. Some persons have a defective x with a portion that is missing. In females the other x compensates and they have no clinical problems. In males the defective x can result in retardation and/or autism. Some with defect can be normal but transfer problems to their sons.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Genetic problem: Fragile x syndrome is a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment. Usually, males are more severely affected by this disorder than females. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/fragile-x-syndrome.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of fragile x syndrome?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below:: The most noticeable and consistent effect of fragile x is on intelligence.>80 percent of males have an IQ of 75 or less. Females may have mental impairment, learning disabilities, or a normal iq. Associated problems: sensation, emotion, and behavior.Currently there is no definitive, single treatment for fragile x. Appropriate education, behavioral or physical therapy, and medication can help.
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.
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.
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.
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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.

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