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Fragile X syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Fra(X) syndrome
- FRAXA syndrome
- Marker X syndrome
- Martin-Bell syndrome
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Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition involving changes in part of the X chromosome. This condition causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment. It is the most common form of inherited intellectual disability in males and a significant cause of intellectual disability in females. Fragile X syndrome is caused by a change in the FMR1 gene. Fragile X syndrome is inherited in an X-linked dominant pattern.
- Haldeman-Englert C. Fragile X syndrome. MedlinePlus. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001668.htm. Accessed April 20, 2009.
- Fragile X syndrome. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). http://www.ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=fragilexsyndrome. Accessed April 20, 2009.
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