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Clinical consult: developmental delay/fragile X syndrome.

Authors
  • Wiesner, Georgia L
  • Cassidy, Suzanne B
  • Grimes, Sarah J
  • Matthews, Anne L
  • Acheson, Louise S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Primary care
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2004
Volume
31
Issue
3
Identifiers
PMID: 15331251
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Fragile X syndrome is an X-linked disorder characterized primarily by speech delay and moderate mental retardation. The incidence of fragile X syndrome is estimated at 1/4000-1/6000 males and half that for females. This article presents a case study of fragile X syndrome, describing the genetics and inheritance, disease characteristics,natural history, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and management.

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