Fragile X syndrome: What to know

Fragile X syndrome: What to know

Fragile X syndrome, also called Martin-Bell syndrome, is an inherited genetic disorder that can cause intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as social and behavioral problems.

Fragile X syndrome is the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability, affecting an estimated 1.4 in 10,000 males and 0.9 in 10,000 females, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

People who have fragile X syndrome have learning and developmental disabilities, which can vary from mild to severe. It is a chronic condition that can significantly impair a person’s ability to live independently.

Full article at Medical News Today

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