How to use Fragile-x-syndrome in a sentence
Patients with fragile X syndrome are also at increased risk of developing mitral valve prolapse, which may be causing his breathlessness.
Mental retardation may be caused by an inherited abnormality of the genes, such as fragile X syndrome.
There are many causes of mental retardation, including identified genetic syndromes such as Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, or fragile X syndrome.
In about 5 percent of cases, retardation is transmitted genetically, usually through abnormalities in chromosomes, such as Down syndrome or fragile X syndrome.
Premutation carriers may exist through several generations of a family though no symptoms of fragile X syndrome appear.Advertisement
Individuals who carry the full mutation may have fragile X syndrome.
Another feature of fragile X syndrome is that mosaicism is present in 15 to 20 percent of those affected by the condition.
Individuals with fragile X syndrome appear normal at birth, but their development is delayed.
Most boys with fragile X syndrome have mental impairment.
Children with fragile X syndrome often have frequent ear and sinus infections.Advertisement
Many babies with fragile X syndrome may have trouble with sucking, and some experience digestive disorders that cause frequent gagging and vomiting.
A small percentage of children with fragile X syndrome may experience seizures.
Children with fragile X syndrome also tend to have loose joints, which may result in joint dislocations.
A birth, there may be few outward signs of fragile X syndrome in the newborn infant.
Definitive identification of the fragile X syndrome is made by means of a genetic test to assess the number of CGG sequence repeats in the FMR-1 gene.Advertisement
Early diagnosis and intensive intervention offer the best prognosis for individuals with fragile X syndrome.
Adults with fragile X syndrome may benefit from vocational training and may need to live in a supervised setting.
Genetic counseling may help prospective parents with a family history of fragile X syndrome.
A child with fragile X syndrome requires many services, so parents must be prepared to invest significant time and resources to ensure the child receives the help that he or she needs.
Educating Children with Fragile X Syndrome.Advertisement
These include Phenylketonuria, Williams Syndrome, Tuberous Sclerosis, and Fragile X syndrome.
However, with each generation, the chances of having a child born with Fragile X syndrome from that altered gene increases.
The relationship between autism and Fragile X Syndrome has proven to be both definite and complex.
Not everyone with Fragile X syndrome is autistic, and not every autistic child has Fragile X Syndrome.
Taking the latter first, Fragile X Syndrome is a genetic disorder carried by the X chromosome (the female one).Advertisement
If she has a son, he only inherits one X chromosome, which means there is a high chance that he will have Fragile X Syndrome.
Many of the strategies used by teachers and therapists for autistic children can also benefit children with Fragile X Syndrome.
Discovering whether a child has Fragile X syndrome is very easy.
Discovering whether a child has Fragile X Syndrome or not, is simply a matter of doing a genetic test.
For some reason, girls with Fragile X Syndrome usually don't have this problem.Advertisement
While this is not a complete list of symptoms, anyone familiar with ASD can see why people with Fragile X Syndrome can also be suspected of being autistic.
At the same time, around 33% of all children who have Fragile X syndrome also have some form of autism.
There are, however, some key differences in the symptoms and the treatment of autism and Fragile X Syndrome.
Children who have Fragile X Syndrome but do not have autism are usually very social, and thrive in group environments.
At this point, the Fragile X Foundation along with other medical professionals believes that any child who shows signs of autism or retardation should be tested genetically for Fragile X Syndrome.Advertisement
Unlike autism, people with Fragile X Syndrome can be easily identified genetically even before birth, and this can help parents prepare for the steps necessary to help their child thrive.
Nervous system diseases include conditions like Alzheimers, Fragile X syndrome and Rett's disorder.