Fragile X Syndrome

Osiris Carmona

Causes

Its a condition that happens when the body cant make enough proteins. It is passed through genetics from the parents.
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Symptoms/ Characteristics

When Born:

Large Head

Long face, ears and chin

Growing:

Learning problems

Delays in sitting, crawling or walking

Problem with speech and language

Treatment

There is n o cure for Fragile X Syndrome, but there is treatment children can get when they are in early childhood, helping them learn and interact with others.
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Life Expectancy

It doesn't affect life expectancy

Important facts

  • In the United States, about 1 in 4,000 boys and 1 in 8,000 girls are born each year with fragile X.
  • Fragile X can cause problems with learning and behavior.
  • Boys with fragile X have more serious learning and behavior problems than girls
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