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X-Linked Mental Retardation And Macroorchidism



X-Linked Mental Retardation And Macroorchidism Causes


It is said to be caused by the mutation of the FMR1 gene on the chromosome X.


X-Linked Mental Retardation And Macroorchidism Definition


X-linked mental retardation and macroorchidism otherwise known as the Fragile X syndrome,Fragile Site, Folic Acid Type, Rare, Fra(X)(Q27.3), the Marker Syndrome or the Martin Bell Syndrome, a mental retardation associated with the to x-link retardation. Its incidence includes 1 in 3600 males and 1 in 4,000–6,000 females (Crawford, D.C.; Acuna, J.M. & Sherman, S.L. (2001) "FMR1 and the Fragile X syndrome: Human genome epidemiology review". Genet Med 3: 359-371)


X-Linked Mental Retardation And Macroorchidism Diagnosis


Diagnosis of the X-linked mental retardation and macroorchidismis through physical and laboratory examination of the cells.


X-Linked Mental Retardation And Macroorchidism Symptoms and Signs


Symptoms includes intellectual disability, eongated face, protruding ears, macroorchidism or having larger testicles, cluttered speech and stereotypic movements.


X-Linked Mental Retardation And Macroorchidism Treatment


At present there is no cure for the syndrome itself but treatment focuses more on the therapy of behavior, special education and medications.


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