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Fragile X Syndrome Treatments
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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