Fragile X syndrome: A common cause of mental retardation and premature menopause

Randi J Hagerman, Laura T. Kimbro, Annette K. Taylor

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This syndrome is a common genetic disorder causing mental retardation but it is underdiagnosed. Although fragile X DNA testing is widely available, it is currently underutilized. It can identify carriers and empower families to make informed reproductive decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-70
Number of pages24
JournalContemporary Ob-Gyn
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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