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Fragile X syndrome underdiagnosed due to symptoms ranging from mild to severe

20% of carriers of fragile X syndrome will have early menopause. Fragile X syndrome is the number 1 cause of mental retardation and accounts for 20% of autistic people. It is a greatly underdiagnosed condition because symptoms can range from mild to severe. Some symptoms include, lack of social contact and delays in language development.

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About: Fragile X syndrome underdiagnosed due to symptoms ranging from mild to severe

Date: 7 December 2004

Source: Journal Newspapers

Author: Cathy Herholdt

URL: http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=13470744&BRD=1024&PAG=461&dept_id=231484&rfi=6

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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Underdiagnosed
  • Underdiagnosed and fragile X syndrome
  • Underdiagnosed and autism
  • Underdiagnosed and mental retardation
  • Underdiagnosed and delayed language development
  • Underdiagnosed and poor social interaction

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