Fragile X Syndrome
By Zach Ladowski and Max Glover
What is Fragile X?
Fragile X Syndrome is a sex-linked disease that affects the X-chromosome. This condition happens to about 1 out of 4000 or 1 and 8000 in females. Many courses of treatment will help treat this condition, but there is not a cure. Average IQ of a make is 30-50, while females have an average of 70. This condition is very similar to another condition, like severe autism, but most of the times cases are mild to critical lifestyles. Drs. Ben Oostra, David Nelson, and Stephen Warren discovered the disease in 1991.
What systems are affected?
Fragile X Syndrome mainly affects the nervous system and the brain.
Symptoms of Fragile X Syndrome
- Autism-like symptoms such as repetitive speech
- Mental Retardation
- Elongated head