Fragile X Syndrome
Affected individuals tend to be mentally handicapped.
Also known as Martin-Bell Syndrome
Fragile X Syndrome is a genetic disorder.
-An inherited condition characterized by an X chromosome that is abnormally susceptible to damage, esp. by folic acid deficiency. (googledefinition.com)
-More common in males.
How children receive Fragile X Syndrome
-Fragile X syndrome is caused by an abnormality in a single gene. In 1991, a researcher supported by the March of Dimes discovered that fragile X syndrome is caused by a mutation (change) in a gene called FMR-1 located on the X chromosome (6)
SYMPTOMS (look at illustration)
Elongated Face, Large prominent ears, Crossed eyed, hyper extensible Joints, enlarged testicles(in males), Flat feet.
There is no specific treatment for Fragile X syndrome. Instead, training and education have been developed to help affected children function at as high a level as possible