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What's the life expectancy of a person with fragile x syndrome?

What's the life expectancy of a person with fragile x syndrome?

Normal unless: Most patients with fragile x are otherwise normal except for mild learning and behavioral problems. Occasional cases may suffer seizures and some can have other medical problems. The life expectancy is based on the other medical problems - not the diagnosis of fragile x. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Trommer
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Fragile X Syndrome (Definition)

Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that is a cause of mental retardation and autism. It is more common in boys because the abnormal chromosome is the X chromosome, of which males only have one copy. Other characteristics include large ears, large testicles after puberty, ...Read more


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Fragile x syndrome my baby, what to do?

Fragile x syndrome my baby, what to do?

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. ...Read more

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How common is fragile x syndrome in us?

How common is fragile x syndrome in us?

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. ...Read more

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I would like to know about fragile x syndrome?

I would like to know about fragile x syndrome?

Male dominated: The fragile x is named for a non staining region on the long arm of an x containing useless genetic material that results in mental impairment & physical changes(if you only have 1 x:males).The females usually show few if any features due to protection by a normal x, but not always & have a 50% chance of passing the fragile x to any offspring. This is a male dominated form of mental impairment. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to cure fragile x syndrome?

What are the best ways to cure fragile x syndrome?

You don't: The fragile X defect exists in every cell of the person's body.The defective material has a variable effect on the function of each cell.There is no cure. Identification and support for intellectual challenges and any related health issues are the limit of current care. ...Read more

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Is there any drug available for fragile x syndrome?

Is there any drug available for fragile x syndrome?

No: The basic science evidence is that the affected chromosome is deficient in Folic Acid but that has not worked out clinically. ...Read more

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What number of people know what is fragile x syndrome?

A genetic disorder: Both males and females have an X chromosome (girls have two, boys have one and one Y chromosome). Fragile X is a genetic problem that causes a range of developmental issues, including learning disabilities. Males are more severely affected because they only have one copy of the X chromosome. They can have symptoms that resemble attention deficit disorder or learning issues. ...Read more

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What happens to those with fragile x syndrome as an adult?

What happens to those with fragile x syndrome as an adult?

They grow up!: Boys and girls with fragile x syndrome grow up to be men and women with fragile x syndrome: loved and loving people with full lives. Like many adults with disabilities, they need help with work, housing, food, transportation, and health care. A number of organizations, like the national fragile x foundation, can help. http://www.fragilex.org/treatment-intervention/adults-life-planning/. ...Read more

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Wondering if retardation in a teen boy is fragile x syndrome?

Wondering if retardation in a teen boy is fragile x syndrome?

Delay: Fragile x syndrome is one of the most common reasons for inherited developmental delays in boys. Fragile x patients can be identified thru genetic testing and how they might look on physical exam. Such delays can be seen in lots of kids without a diagnosis of fragile x. So that means that boys w/developmental delays can't be labeled as fragile x, w/o genetic test confirmation. ...Read more

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