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Fragile X Syndrome Life Span
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
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
Mental retardation: Mental retardation, autistic behavior, large testicles, long face, and large ears. Mainly seen in boys (but inherited from mother). Diagnosed by a blood test. There is an expanded dna segment called a trinucleotide repeat. This expanded dna segment is located on the x chromosome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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