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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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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 symptoms do people with fragile x syndrome usually have?

What symptoms do people with fragile x syndrome usually have?

Varies: The symptoms of fragile x can manifest differently in different people. Some common signs of fragile x include learning disabilities, long ears, faces, and jaws and/or loose, flexible joints, and social, emotional, or behavioral challenges;speech impediments. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of fragile x syndrome and is there anything to do?

Autistic spectrum: Fragile x produces the complex symptoms that are seen in this spectrum. At the lower end of the spectrum is high functioning add/ adhd and autism is at the low functioning high end.Fragile x is at the ujpper end of asd. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of fragile x syndrome and is there anyway to fight them?

What are the symptoms of fragile x syndrome and is there anyway to fight them?

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 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. ...Read more

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How prevalent is fragile x syndrome?

How prevalent is fragile x syndrome?

I'll use the the FXS: Association data from 2011. 1:3600-4000 boys & 1:4000-6000 girls, because not all girls with the full mutation have fragile x syndrome. It is the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability in males. ...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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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 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