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Fragile X Syndrome

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S: Fragile X Syndrome

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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.

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  • Title: Fragile X Syndrome
  • A Look into the World of Fragile X Syndrome and its Place in our Society
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  • Published: over 8 years ago