Fragile X Syndrome is the most commonly inherited, single gene cause of intellectual disability and autism worldwide. It can cause intellectual disabilities, attention deficit and hyperactivity, autism, autistic features, speech delay. Seizures affect about 25% of people with Fragile X Syndrome.
It is a genetically-defined inherited condition that can be diagnosed by a DNA blood test. The FMR1 Gene
causing FXS was discovered in the year 1991. That explains the intense need for awareness on the
There are various organisations all over the world working towards creating awareness on Fragile X. We
are the only organisation working for this cause in India.
It is estimated that in India we have approximately two to four hundred thousand children with FXS, most
of whom are undiagnosed and untreated. There are also millions of carriers of the genetic premutation
who are at risk for one or the other Fragile X-associated Disorders.
Fragile X can pass silently through generations until a someone in the family is affected. A DNA blood test is more than 99% accurate for diagnosing FXS.
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