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What are the complications of Fragile X Syndrome?

Although people with fragile X syndrome typically have a normal life span, they are prone to developing a number of medical conditions such as seizures, ear infections, heart valve abnormalities and lazy eye. Regular medical checkups are necessary for prevention and early diagnosis of such conditions for intervention and treatment. Seizures Seizures are caused by [...]

By |2017-04-06T20:30:02+00:00April 28th, 2016|Learning Center|0 Comments

What are the signs and symptoms of Fragile X Syndrome?

The signs and symptoms of fragile X syndrome can involve cognitive, developmental, behavioral and physical aspects, and vary in severity among individuals. This disorder generally affects males more frequently and severely than females. Cognitive People with fragile X syndrome may develop intellectual impairment which affects their ability to think, reason and learn. They may have [...]

By |2017-04-06T20:30:03+00:00April 28th, 2016|Learning Center|0 Comments

What are Fragile X-associated disorders?

Fragile X-associated disorders are a group of genetic disorders caused by genetic mutations in the FMR1 (Fragile X Mental Retardation 1) gene, which is responsible for cognitive development and female reproductive functions. There are three fragile X-associated disorders, which include Fragile X syndrome (FXS), Fragile X-Associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS) and Fragile X-Associated Primary Ovarian Insufficiency [...]

By |2017-04-06T20:30:03+00:00April 21st, 2016|Learning Center|0 Comments

What causes Fragile X Syndrome?

Fragile X syndrome is caused by genetic mutations in the FMR1 gene which affect the production of FMRP (Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein). Insufficient FMRP disrupts normal functioning of nerve cells, leading to severe learning deficits, mental retardation and physical abnormalities seen in people with fragile X syndrome. The severity of the fragile X syndrome [...]

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What is Fragile X Syndrome?

Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is an inherited X-linked genetic disorder characterized by developmental, cognitive and mental impairment. FXS, also known as Martin-Bell syndrome or Marker X syndrome, is the most common form of inherited intellectual disability, with frequency and severity more prevalent in males compared to females. This disorder is caused by genetic defects in [...]

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