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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]