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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)

A genetic disorder where there is a mutation of the fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) gene on the X chromosome. Affected individuals may have large ...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: Those with this disorder have the abnormal chromosomal material in every cell of their body. There is no "pill" to correct its effects. The extra material is thought to confuse the cell by providing defective information as the cell tries to carry out its delicate metabolic functions. It is more important in some cells than others, which is why these individuals can appear so normal in most respects ...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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What is the definition or description of: Fragile X syndrome?

Fragile X: Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder. The abnormality is found on mutation of the fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) gene on the X chromosome. The mutation is repetition of FMR1 gene Affected males have intellectual and developmental delays and 33% of affected females have intellectual delays. Affected individuals may have large heads and long faces. ...Read more

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Need to know about fragile x syndrome? What is fragile x syndrom?

Need to know about fragile x syndrome? What is fragile x syndrom?

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 impair ...Read more

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How prevalent is fragile x syndrome in the population (in general)?

Unknown: Because autism is so common, we do not know whether this is cause or effect. I have treated fragile x in the same way as other kids who are autistic. There is some basic science info that suggests that the fragile chromosome is lacking in folate (folic acid) and we know that autistic kids cannot use folate (folic acid) and have to be given folinic acid to get around this. A lot more research is needed. ...Read more

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What are the social ramifications for those with fragile x syndrome?

What are the social ramifications for those with fragile x syndrome?

Fragile x syndrome: Fragile x is the leading known genetic disorder that causes autism. The affected have mental retardation and 15to60 percent chances of havind autism spectrum disorder.There is social withdrawl, language deficit disorder and others.Children need one to one teaching and taining and sometime meds, and it costs a lot of money and resources to the school systems, medical care and taxpayers. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the social ramifications for those afflicted with fragile x syndrome?

I was wondering what are the social ramifications for those afflicted with fragile x syndrome?

Fragile X Behavior: Fragile x is a leading cause of intellectual disability and many people with fragile x meet the criteria for autism. There can be disturbances in language/communication, social anxiety, social deficits including poor eye contact and shyness. There is also an increased risk of other mental disorders. Each person with fragile x should be seen as a person with individual strengths and weaknesses. ...Read more

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Is Fragile X Syndrome fatal?

Fragile X: Per say is not fatal. Males are more likely to be accident prone and suffer seizures than females. The risk of seizures is 17-40% depending on the series studied. (Much higher than this in my series of patients) Ataxia, hypotonia and unpredictable responses to changes in environment can lead to accidents. But the disease itself is not fatal. ...Read more

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Fragile x syndrome, is it preventable, how?

Not preventable: While there is no way to prevent fragile X disorder, treatment with folic acid, a vitamin can be helpful with the behaviours if necessary. Behavioral therapy, applied behavioral analysis, A variety of medications are available for symptoms. You should consult a specialist working with children with Fragile X. ...Read more

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Is fragile x syndrome dominant or recessive?

Is fragile x syndrome dominant or recessive?

X linked: This syndrome emerges when a male has a fragile x from his asymptomatic mother and a y from his father. If he were she, a normal x from dad or mom would cancel the fragile x effect. ...Read more

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Cow can I tell if a teen has fragile x syndrome?

Variety of symptoms: Males more affected than females and more apparent physically. Long face, protruding ears. Intelligence is effected, shyness, poor eye contact, and symptoms of autism. ...Read more

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Cow could I tell if someone has fragile x syndrome?

Cow could I tell if someone has fragile x syndrome?

Genetic Testing: Many infants and children with fragile x have no distinct physical features. As teens characteristics can develop such as a longer face/jaw and larger, more noticeable ears. Most do not grow as tall as their peers, tend to have hyperflexible joints. Many people with fragile x have impaired intellectual functioning. Definitive diagnosis is made with genetic testing (usually a blood test). ...Read more