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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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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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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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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 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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How do you treat fragile x syndrome in a child?

How do you treat fragile x syndrome in a child?

Careful behavior mgt: Careful and supportive behavioral management. there is some data suggesting treatment with folic acid may help avoid the behavioral manifestations that may develop. ...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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My son was recently tested for fragile x syndrome. How rare or common is fragile x?

My son was recently tested for fragile x syndrome.  How rare or common is fragile x?

1 in 4000-6000 male: Fragile x syndrome is the most common inherited form of intellectual disability, affecting 1 per 4000-6000 male. ...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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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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