S: Fragile X Syndrome
BC: The End
FC: A Look Into the World of Fragile X and Its Impact on Our Community | Fragile X Syndrome By: Billy Fadel-2A
1: Symptoms- Physical: -Elongated Ears, Faces and Jaws -Enlarged Testicles -Connective Tissue Problems -Larger Head Circumference -
2: Symptoms: Cognitive -Intelligence and Learning Degraded -Problem Understanding Clues -Stuttering -Attention Deficit Disorder -Low IQ Scores -Trouble Socially Interacting
4: Transmission The disease is unpredictable and comes from the child developing a mutated, random X chromosome. It is unpredictable.
5: Transmission The disease is caused by parents giving birth to a child with the gene mutation. It is genetically transmitted.
6: Life Expectancy A normal lifestyle is expected; however, long-term planning should always be in tact.
7: Life Expectancy Life expectancy is not affected by the disease; it only affects mental and physical capabilities.
8: Treatment There is no set treatment for Fragile X Syndrome, but one can learn to live with the situation.
9: Treatment Although treatment is unavailable, special educational services are available to help the children better mentally develop. Surgical corrections for heart defects are also present, along with counseling and
10: Statistics | - 1 in every 200 boys are estimated to be affected. It influences males the most.
11: -1 in every 260 women are carriers -90% have autistic features | Statistics
12: Gene/Chromosome Number The fmr-1 gene is located on the X-chromosome. Too much, exceeding 200, this causes the disease.
13: Bibliography | www.fragilex.org/cfxf/about.php | www.emedicine.medscape.com/article/943776-overview | www.healthscout.com/ency/68/599/main.html | www.fraxa.org