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Will more than one family member suffer from fragile x syndrome?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

It's a genetic problem, passed on by the mother. Every time a mother who is a carrier has a son, there is a 50% chance the son will be effected.
Every time she has a daughter, there is a 50% chance the daughter will be a carrier, with the possibility of passing it on to her children.

In brief: Possibly

It's a genetic problem, passed on by the mother. Every time a mother who is a carrier has a son, there is a 50% chance the son will be effected.
Every time she has a daughter, there is a 50% chance the daughter will be a carrier, with the possibility of passing it on to her children.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

The mother of the index kid may have some associated mild learning issues as would up to half her daughters.
Any other male offspring have a 50% risk of getting the fragile X from her mother.

In brief: Yes

The mother of the index kid may have some associated mild learning issues as would up to half her daughters.
Any other male offspring have a 50% risk of getting the fragile X from her mother.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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