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Wondering if retardation in a teen boy is fragile x syndrome?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
Thank
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