Cow can I tell if a teen has fragile x syndrome?

Variety of symptoms. Males more affected than females and more apparent physically. Long face, protruding ears. Intelligence is effected, shyness, poor eye contact, and symptoms of autism.

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Cow could I tell if someone has fragile x syndrome?

Genetic Testing. Many infants and children with fragile x have no distinct physical features. As teens characteristics can develop such as a longer face/jaw and larger, more noticeable ears. Most do not grow as tall as their peers, tend to have hyperflexible joints. Many people with fragile x have impaired intellectual functioning. Definitive diagnosis is made with genetic testing (usually a blood test). Read more...
As Dr. C answered, The fact that young children often don't have "classical" features of fxs has led to a standard of practice that includes ordering comparative genomic hybridization & a dna probe for fragile x in all boys & girls with developmental delays /intellectual disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, or both. See more, plus a list of labs that do the testing , at www.Fragilex.Org. Read more...

Can you tell me about fragile X syndrome?

Male dominated. The fragile x is named for a non staining region on the long arm of an x containing useless genetic material that results in mental impairment & physical changes(if you only have 1 x:males).The females usually show few if any features due to protection by a normal x, but not always & have a 50% chance of passing the fragile x to any offspring. This is a male dominated form of mental impairment. Read more...

What can you tell me about fragile x syndrome?

Fragile X. Fragile X syndrome is the leading known inherited cause of intellectual disability, and leading known genetic cause of autism and can cause developmental and language delays, learning impairment, and behavioral and mental health issues. Females who are carriers of the Fragile X gene mutation have a 50/50 chance of passing the mutation to each of their children. Other associated syndromes exist. Read more...

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...
Have chromosome test. to diagnose fragile X, a chromosome test is needed. There are other causes of retardation which might be diagnosable with other gene/chromosome related disorders. Read more...

Can you tell me what you suggest if my nephew has fragile x syndrome does that mean if I have kids they will also have it?

Hard to say. Your gender is not listed. If you are an unaffected male (normal and don't have a carrier females abnormal x), you cannot have fragile x offspring or carriers. If you are female, it depends on which x you got from your mom. (carrier detection is possible). A consultation with a medical geneticist can help you sort this out.They are often associated with children's hospitals. Read more...

Can you tell me things to keep in mind about fragile x syndrome?

Fragile X. Fragile X syndrome is the leading known inherited cause of intellectual disability, and leading known genetic cause of autism and can cause developmental and language delays, learning impairment, and behavioral and mental health issues. Females who are carriers of the Fragile X gene mutation have a 50/50 chance of passing the mutation to each of their children. Other associated syndromes exist. Read more...

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...

Can you tell me of after school activities or support groups for fragile x syndrome?

Couldn't find 1, but. This is a possible first step in finding a reasonably close resource: national institute of child health ; human development building 31, room 2a32 msc 2425 31 center drive bethesda, md 20892-2425 toll-free: 1-800-370-2943 fax: 301-496-7101 www.Nichd.Nih.Gov/ good luck - it's a nice idea! Read more...