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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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