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Fragile X Syndrome. By: Shelby Phillips and Kylie Fulmer. What is Fragile X Syndrome?. A genetic condition that causes a range of development problems. It can range from learning disabilities to more severe intellectual disabilities as well. How and when is this diagnosed?.

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Fragile x syndrome

Fragile X Syndrome

By: Shelby Phillips and Kylie Fulmer


What is fragile x syndrome

What is Fragile X Syndrome?

  • A genetic condition that causes a range of development problems.

  • It can range from learning disabilities to more severe intellectual disabilities as well.


How and when is this diagnosed

How and when is this diagnosed?

  • Fragile X can be diagnosed using the person’s blood for the analysis of the FMR1 gene.

  • But this test will not be able to detect what disabilities they will have.

  • You can test for this before you decide to have a baby.


The causes for fragile x

The causes for Fragile X

Fragile X is caused by a change or mutation in one single gene.


How can this be prevented

How can this be prevented?

  • Unfortunately, Fragile X Syndrome cannot be prevented.

  • The only thing that can help is by going and getting genetic counseling that will help the family understand their risks.


Is there a cure

Is there a cure?

  • Once again, as of now there is no definite cure.

  • But as for treatments you can:

    • Receive appropriate education.

    • Behavior or physical therapy.

    • Medication for skills and capabilities.


Sources

Sources 

  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002633/

  • http://www.nfxf.org/html/what.htm

  • http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/fragileX/sub13.cfm

  • http://www.mamashealth.com/syndrome/x.asp


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