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47 XXX syndrome


Other Names for this Disease

  • Triple X syndrome
  • Triple-X chromosome syndrome
  • Triple-X female
  • Triplo X syndrome
  • Trisomy X
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Treatment

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How might 47 XXX syndrome be treated?

There is no cure for 47 XXX syndrome, and there is no way to remove the extra X chromosome that is present in an affected individual's cells. Management of the condition varies and depends on several factors including the age at diagnosis, the specific symptoms that are present, and the overall severity of the disorder in the affected individual. Early intervention services are typically recommended for infants and children that are diagnosed with the condition. Specific recommendations include developmental assessment by 4 months of age to evaluate muscle tone and strength; language and speech assessment by 12 months of age; pre-reading assessment during preschool years; and an assessment of additional learning disabilities as well as social and emotional problems. Evidence suggests that children with 47 XXX syndrome are very responsive to early intervention services and treatment. Some services that affected children may take part in include speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and developmental therapy and counseling.[1]

It is also recommended that infants and children with 47 XXX syndrome receive kidney and heart evaluations to detect possible abnormalities. Adolescent and adult women who have late periods, menstrual abnormalities, or fertility issues should be evaluated for primary ovarian failure (POF). Additional treatment for this disorder depends on the specific signs and symptoms present in the affected individual.[1]
Last updated: 9/24/2014

References
  1. Samango-Sprouse C. Trisomy X. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2014; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/1024/viewAbstract. Accessed 9/24/2014.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Triple X syndrome
  • Triple-X chromosome syndrome
  • Triple-X female
  • Triplo X syndrome
  • Trisomy X
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.