Fragile X Syndrome
What is Fragile X Syndrome?
Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition involving changes in the long arm of the X chromosome. Fragile X syndrome is characterized by mental retardation.
Fragile X syndrome is the most common form of inherited mental retardation in males and a significant cause in females. Boys are affected more severely than girls because boys only have one X chromosome and girls have two X chromosomes.
Fragile X syndrome is also called Fragile X. It appears in families of every ethnic group and income level.
How is Fragile X Syndrome Transmitted?
A person inherits Fragile X syndrome from their parents.
Symptoms of Fragile X Syndrome
The most common symptoms of Fragile X syndrome are:
Fragile X syndrome is also associated with problems with sensation, emotion, and behavior.
Can Fragile X Syndrome be Treated?
Unfortunately, there is no specific treatment for Fragile X syndrome. However, with training and education, children with Fragile X syndrome can function at as high a level as is possible.
Complications of Fragile X Syndrome
Complications vary depending on the type and severity of symptoms.
Can Fragile X Syndrome be Prevented?
Genetic counseling may help prospective parents with a family history of Fragile X syndrome can help determine the level of risk of having a child with Fragile X syndrome.
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