Alpha-thalassemia x-linked intellectual disability syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Alpha thalassemia mental retardation syndrome, nondeletion type, X-linked
- ATRX syndrome
- ATR, nondeletion type
- XLMR hypotonic face syndrome
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hypotonia), short height, a particular facial appearance, genital abnormalities, and possibly other symptoms. It is caused by mutations in the ATRX gene and is inherited in an x-linked way. Treatment includes regular visits to the doctor to monitor growth and intellectual development, early intervention and special education programs, and special formula to help with feeding and nutrition.Alpha-thalassemia x-linked intellectual disability (ATRX) syndrome is a genetic condition that causes intellectual disability, muscle weakness (
Last updated: 10/3/2012
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