Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
News » Childhood with Fragile X

Childhood with Fragile X

Fragile X is due to mutation of the X gene that primarily affects males (1:2,000 males; 1:4,000 females), which results in an autism-type picture of different degrees due to mental retardation. Decreased intelligence, language difficulties and poor social ability can often be misdiagnosed for conditions other than fragile X, which can be confirmed with a blood test.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by WCCO

Related Disease Topics:

Related Symptom Topics:

Article Source Details

About: Childhood with Fragile X

Date: 11 July 2005

Source: WCCO


Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • Celiac disease is a chronically undiagnosed and misdiagnosed condition
  • Celiac disease more common than thought
  • Celiac may be the cause of infertility in some women
  • Cells that drive brain cancer growth have been identified
  • Cement treatment for osteoporosis fractures
  • Certain conditions faced by childhood cancer survivors predisposes them to developing breast cancer
  • Certain factors can increase the risk of postpartum depression
  • Certain foods have proven health benefits
  • Certain footwear may increase risk of lower-leg amputation
  • Certain form of Vitamin E has anticancer properties
  • Certain occupations predispose people to high cholesterol
  • Certain oils have protective effect against arrhythmias
  • Certain psychological attributes may be risk factors for heart disease

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise