Fragile X syndrome

Pablo Mandujano

Overview

Fragile X Syndrome is one of the most common forms of retardation also makes people have behavioral and emotional difficulties and characteristic physical traits like a narrow face, and big ears

Inherited

Can be inherited if parents had mutations known as cgg triplet repeat and inherited in an x linked dominant pattern

Research

There is a new found way to delay the developement and is possible that a treatment can be found to help the nerve cells develop back to normal

Symptoms

Everyone with fragile x syndrome symptoms are different but are milder in females, when children start going through puberty some will develope certain physical features like a narrow face and large head, also may become aggressive, anxious, and afraid in new situations

Tests and Treatment

There is no treatment for fragile x syndrome but here is supportive therapy that includes medication for behavioral issues and special education