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Owen and fragile x syndrome. What are my treatment options?

Owen and fragile x syndrome. What are my treatment options?

Confusing question: I know of no "Owen" syndrome, although a certain Owen had Down syndrome and gained notoriety.That and fragile X are permanent alteration in the chromosomes of every cell in the patients body. Treatment is supportive.There is no cure or medication. You discover their strengths and weaknesses and try to promote the best life they can have. ...Read more

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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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What are the best facilities for treatment for fragile x syndrome?

What are the best facilities for treatment for fragile x syndrome?

Fragilex.org: I don't know if these are the "beset" clinics but you might start by seeing the list of clinics that works with the fragile x foundation: go to: http://www.Fragilex.Org/ then click on treatment & intervention and clinics. If you don't live near one of these clinics then try calling up the nearest university hospital pediatric neurology or neurology dept and see if anyone specializes in this area. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the best places for treatment for fragile x syndrome?

Can you tell me the best places for treatment for fragile x syndrome?

The MIND Institute : at UC Davis' Dr. Randi Hagerman leads a team that researches all aspects of Fragile X Syndrome & related disorders. See: www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/research/fragilex/. To find experts near you, contact the Fragile X Association New York, 61 Dean St Brooklyn, NY, 11201 (718) 875-4901 or use thus contact form for nfxf, the national support group: www.fragilex.org/foundation/contact/. ...Read more

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Can there be some drug treatment available for fragile x syndrome?

See Below: Since Fragile X is a genetic disease, there is no treatment for the disease itself. There are options for treating some of the symptoms of Fragile X (ADHD, seizures, or other behavioral disorders). ...Read more

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What is a fragile x syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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Whats the cause of fragile x syndrome?

Whats the cause of fragile x syndrome?

Genetic: Fragile x is caused by just one defective gene. This gene also known as fmr1, shuts it self down and fails to produce a protein. The incidence is 1 in 4000 males and 1 in 6-8000 females have it is the most common cause of inherited mental disability-. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is fragile x syndrome?

What sort of disorder is fragile x syndrome?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of fragile x syndrome?

What are the symptoms of fragile x syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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What is the detection for fragile x syndrome?

What is the detection for fragile x syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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Anyone willing to terminate if fragile x syndrome?

Anyone willing to terminate if fragile x syndrome?

Termination of pregn: Termination of pregnancy with fragile x syndrome, i assume it was diagnosed with an amniocentesis and chromosomal analysis would be an option to consider. The boys with this diagnosis have syndromic autism. Although they do not have health issues, they have problems with speech, communication and developmental delay. The care of a child with autism is about $2 millions for his life time, . ...Read more