Fragile X Syndrome By shannon perry

Fragile X Syndrome is particularly common in the USA, 1 in 151 females or 1 million women in the USA. 1 in 250-800 or 320,000 men in the USA are affected by this Syndrome.

Signs/Symptomms: Behaviour - Aggression, hyperactivity, impulsivity, nonsense word repetition, repetitive movements, self-harm. Developmental- Learning disability or speech delay in a child. Muscular- Flaccid muscles or problems with coordination. Also Common- Large ears, speech impairment, enlarged head, flat feet, lazy eyes, long face, prominent jaw, scoliosis, single line on palm, sleep disorders, sunken chest or tremor.

Inheriting this is known as a X-Linked that mutated gene which causes the disorder at the X chromosome, on of the two ( Y is the other sex chromosome) It is dominant if a singular copy of the changed gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the condition.

Location of the gene: The gene is located on the X chromosome, one of the two sex chromosomes.


Tests: The diagnosis of Fragile X Syndrome can be determined through a DNA blood test. Test results with typically take between between 4-8 weeks typically to determine whether or not a child carries the Syndrome.

Life Expectancy: Male rate 5-25 years, 20% of woman population experience premature ovarian failure which means there mensturaltion period stop at age 40 and is age expectancy.

Quality of Life: Living with Fragile X Syndrome can be challenging in many aspects and determine life quality isn't determinable depending on what life style they live from when there born will determine life quality.

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