Fragile X syndrome

Amy Elizabeth Cronister, Randi J Hagerman

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Fragile X syndrome is one of the most intriguing genetic conditions now being studied. As the most common inherited form of mental retardation, it has an incidence of approximately 1 in 1000 male infants and boys. Because the cytogenetic diagnosis has only recently been available, many affected boys and female carriers have not yet been identified. This article reviews the characteristic, clinical features of fragile X syndrome and discusses treatment and intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-19
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Pediatric Health Care
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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