Fragile X Syndrome

Fragile X syndrome is the most common form of inherited developmental disability. A problem with a specific gene causes the disease. Normally, the gene makes a protein you need for brain development. But the problem causes a person to make little or none of the protein. This causes the symptoms of Fragile X.

People with only a small change in the gene might not show any signs of Fragile X. People with bigger changes can have severe symptoms. These might include

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  1. Fragile X Syndrome (National Library of Medicine)  
    Fragile X syndrome is the most common form of inherited developmental disability. A problem with a specific gene causes ...
  2. Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive ... and language by age 2. Most males with fragile X syndrome have mild to moderate intellectual disability, while about ...
  3. Learning about Fragile X Syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    Fragile X Syndrome/Start Here ... Fragile X Syndrome ... From the National Institutes of Health ... National Human Genome Research Institute ... Fragile X syndrome is an ...
  4. Fragile X Syndrome: Other FAQs From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    Fragile X Syndrome/Related Issues ... Fragile X Syndrome ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and ...
  5. Features of Fragile X Syndrome (National Fragile X Foundation)  
    Fragile X Syndrome is caused by a full mutation of the FMR1 gene. Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome ...
  6. What Should You Know about Fragile X Syndrome (FXS)? (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is one of the most common causes of inherited intellectual disability. ... Fragile X Syndrome, FXS, Fragile X Syndrome(FXS)
  7. Fragile X Syndrome and Autism (National Fragile X Foundation)  
    Fragile X syndrome and autism are tied together so closely because the FMR1 gene is the leading cause of ...
  8. Fragile X Syndrome Overview From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    The genetic disorder Fragile X syndrome, which results from mutations in a gene on the X chromosome, is the most commonly inherited form of developmental ...
  9. How Do Health Care Providers Diagnose Fragile X Syndrome? From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    Fragile X Syndrome/Diagnosis and Tests
  10. What Are the Treatments for Fragile X Syndrome? From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    There is no single treatment for Fragile X syndrome, but there are treatments that help minimize the symptoms of the condition. Individuals with Fragile X who receive appropriate education, therapy services, ...
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