Rare Disease Report

Fragile X Syndrome - An Uncle's Perspective

OCTOBER 02, 2016
Bruce Bloom

Dr Bruce Bloom talks personally about his adult nephew who has Fragile X syndrome.

About Fragile X Syndrome

Fragile X syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes intellectual disability, behavioral and learning challenges and various physical characteristics. Behavioral characteristics may include ADHD, autism and autistic behaviors, social anxiety, stereotypic movements, poor eye contact, sensory disorders and increased risk for aggression.
Fragile X syndrome is the leading known genetic cause of autism, accounting for about 2-6% of cases. At present, there are no FDA approved drugs specifically to treat fragile X syndrome or its symptoms.

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