Fragile X syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Marker X syndrome
- Martin-Bell syndrome
- FRAXA syndrome
- Fra(X) syndrome
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There is no specific treatment available for fragile X syndrome. Management of this condition is generally supportive and may include:
- recognizing the need for special education and avoiding excessive stimulation, which may help with behavioral problems
- early educational intervention and special education that is tailored to specific learning difficulties; small class size, individual attention and avoidance of sudden change is often needed
- medications for behavioral issues that affect social interaction
- routine medical management of strabismus, ear infections, reflux, seizures, mitral valve prolapse, and/or high blood pressure.
Last updated: 1/28/2015
- Saul RA & Tarleton JC. FMR1-Related Disorders. GeneReviews. April 26, 2012; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1384/.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- GeneReviews provides current, expert-authored, peer-reviewed, full-text articles describing the application of genetic testing to the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of patients with specific inherited conditions.
- American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines: Health Supervision for Children with Fragile X Pediatrics 2011; 127: 994-1006.
- Project OrphanAnesthesia is a project whose aim is to create peer-reviewed, readily accessible guidelines for patients with rare diseases and for the anesthesiologists caring for them. The project is a collaborative effort of the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Orphanet, the European Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, anesthetists and rare disease experts with the aim to contribute to patient safety.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Fragile X syndrome. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
- The National Fragile X Foundation provides a state by state list of clinical trials involving fragile X-associated disorders. Click on National Fragile X Foundation to view the list.
- The FRAXA Research Foundation lists clinical trials seeking participants. Look through the list to find study opportunities near you. You can also learn more about FRAXA's 10 newest research teams and future funding opportunities.