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Doctor insights on: Fragile X Chromosome

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Is the blood draw for fragile x testing a chromosomes test?

Is the blood draw for fragile x testing a chromosomes test?

Yes: Cytogenetic examination is one way of making the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you test for fragile x?

How do you test for fragile x?

Blood: Cytogenetics and molecular techniques have been used to determine carrier status in fragile x. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is having a fraxa (fragile x) mutation?

What sort of disorder is having a fraxa (fragile x) mutation?

Chrms dfct > on male: Fragile x is a term used for a fragile site(non-staining gap) on the long arm of the x when chms are studied. Since males have only one x, the defective one influences outcome, with mental deficiencies altered physical features.The kids mother has 2 x's, 1 fragile & 1 nl & usually the nl one prevents problems but not always.This is a male dominated form of significant mental deficiency. ...Read more

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Explain fragile x?

Explain fragile x?

Genetic condition: Fragile x syndrome is a genetic condition involving changes in part of the x chromosome. This is the most common form of inherited mental retardation in males. Changes in the chromosome alter the correct amount of protein in your brain. ...Read more

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What are the signs of fragile x among toddlers?

What are the signs of fragile x among toddlers?

Variable: Fragile X impairs intellectual functioning to a varying degree. Typical problems noted in children include hyperactivity, speech/language problems, learning disorders and anxiety. Many of these conditions overlap with normal developmental stages in toddlers, so it may be difficult to sort out at this early age. ...Read more

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Which symptoms would lead to fragile x testing?

Which symptoms would lead to fragile x testing?

Developmental delay: In infants and toddlers, developmental delays may warrant fragile x testing. ...Read more

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What kind of mental retardation does fragile x boy have?

What kind of mental retardation does fragile x boy have?

Same as nonFragile X: Mental retardation simply refers to overall cognitive delay. Fragile x is an identifiable genetic disorder that, in males, is associated with mild to moderate mr. Those with fragile x do have other unique features, but the mr really is not especially different from mr caused by other factors. ...Read more

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Were a lot of people with fragile x misdiagnosed in the past?

Were a lot of people with fragile x misdiagnosed in the past?

Fragile x: I think many things past and present can be misdiagnosed. Especially when genetics are involved. Research and technology making it better every year. This article may help. http://autismandoughtisms.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/genetic-origins-of-autism-when-is-autism-not-autism-fragile-x-and-rett-syndrome/. ...Read more

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Help! Is it possible to have fragile x and normal or superior iq?

Help! Is it possible to have fragile x and normal or superior iq?

Very unlikely: Adult males typically have an intelligence quotient (IQ) in the moderate intellectual disability range, but intellectual disability ranges from mild to severe. ...Read more