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Fragile X syndrome - Better Health Channel -open

Fragile X syndrome is an inherited condition causing various degrees of intellectual disability. It affects males more than females and is the most common known cause of inherited intellectual disability. Some children with Fragile X syndrome will display behaviours similar to those of children with autism, including hand flapping and repeating of words and sentences. Males with Fragile X syndrome may have physical features such as large prominent ears, enlarged testes and very flexible joints. Genetic counselling can help people understand how Fragile X might affect their family.





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