Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that can cause developmental problems, including:
- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Intellectual disability
- Learning disability
Each child with Fragile X syndrome may have mild or severe forms of these problems. It is a rare condition, affecting 1 in 4,000 boys and 1 in 8,000 girls. There is no cure for Fragile X syndrome, though many therapies and early intervention can help children with developmental disabilities.
Why Choose UHealth?
A national leader in precision medicine. As leaders in precision medicine, we have been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as one of 10 sites in the country to participate in the All of Us Research Program. This program finds new ways to deliver personalized care by considering your particular lifestyle, health conditions, and genetics. As one of our patients, you can help change the future of health care and precision medicine, helping future generations receive the specialized care they need.
Innovative treatment designed for you. Using advanced genetic tests, our genetics experts identify the exact cause of your child's condition and provide medical management based on your child’s needs. Our experienced team leads the South Florida Fragile X Clinic, which consists of experts in Fragile X syndrome, such as geneticists, psychologists, and developmental pediatricians. This clinic is one of only 31 specialized Fragile X clinics in the country. This means your child gets more testing and treatment options designed just for them.