Fragile X Syndrome - Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Dec 11, 2013
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Fragile X Syndrome - Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor treats fragile X syndrome?

A Neurologist may treat Fragile X syndrome. Hopwever other specialists too may be needed and includes a Genetist & Cardiologist.

2. What is the cause for fragile X syndrome?

Fragile X Syndrome is an inherited X chromosome-linked genetic disorder that occurs due to the mutation of FMR1 gene. Therefore, the body cannot produce FMRP (fragile X mental retardation1 protein), which is required for nerve functioning.

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