Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder. It is caused by changes in a gene that scientists called the FMR1 gene when it was discovered (Centers for disease control and prevention). The above infographic on spotting Fragile X syndrome is curated from the Fragile X Society.
Alterations on the FMR1 gene causes Fragile X and as it passes through generations, it may also cause a woman to be a carrier of Fragile X syndrome. This can result in her having fertility problems or having children affected by fragile x syndrome.
The infographic above shares the signs that can help in spotting Fragile X Syndrome in your children. Additionally below mentioned are a few ways to identify these signs:
- Looking at the face
- Muscle tone
- identifying autism/autistic traits
- tracking mother reproductive health
- looking at cognitive signs
You can also check out the infographic on Autism and Fragile X Syndrome.
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