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

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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.
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Dr. Keith Ramsey answered:

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

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an endocrinologist or geneticist (if male or pre-menstrual female) or gynecologist (if female of child bearing age)
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Dr. William Goldie answered:

What is fragile x syndrome?

Defective chromosome

Each person has 23 pair of chromosomes. Males have XY and females XX. Some persons have a defective X with a portion that is missing. In females the other X compensates and they have no clinical problems. In males the defective X can result in retardation and/or autism. Some with defect can be normal but transfer problems to their sons.
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Dr. Cornelia Franz answered:

What is a fragile x syndrome?

Genetic problem

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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
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Dr. William Goldie answered:

What causes fragile x syndrome?

Chromosome defect

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Patients with fragile X have a defective X chromosome. There are several variants, and not all cells may be affected. It is full disease only in males, but females can be carriers. It is a genetic disorder, but it often just occurs without warning. Affected boys can vary from normal to severe retardation and autism. There is no cure.
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What causes of fragile X syndrome?

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Fragile X syndrome is due to a mutation within the FMR1 gene on X chromosome. Part of the gene gets repeated too many times. It is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability. Please see: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002633/ and http://www.fragilex.org/ for more information.
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Dr. Jay Park answered:

How prevalent is fragile x syndrome?

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Fragile X syndrome is the most frequent form of inherited intellectual disability. The prevalence in men runs from 1 in 4,000 to 1 in 6.000. The prevalence in women is estimated at 1 in 10.000.
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Whats the cause of fragile x syndrome?

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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-
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How common is fragile x syndrome in US?

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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
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Dr. Troy Reyna answered:

Do you know anything fragile x syndrome?

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