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What causes fragile x syndrome?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Chromosome defect

Patients with fragile x have a defective x chromosome.
There are several variants, and not all cells may be affected. It is full disease only in males, but females can be carriers. It is a genetic disorder, but it often just occurs without warning. Affected boys can vary from normal to severe retardation and autism. There is no cure.

In brief: Chromosome defect

Patients with fragile x have a defective x chromosome.
There are several variants, and not all cells may be affected. It is full disease only in males, but females can be carriers. It is a genetic disorder, but it often just occurs without warning. Affected boys can vary from normal to severe retardation and autism. There is no cure.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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