Fragile X Syndrome

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A boy with fragile X syndrome.  Note the prominent and elongated ears and long face. Children from different ethnic groups have similar characteristics.   This picture shows a Caucasian boy.

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This picture is of an Asian boy with fragile X syndrome.

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This picture is of an Hispanic boy with fragile X syndrome.

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This diagram displays fragile X syndrome. This occurs in about 1 in 1500 males. Affected female carriers are typically normal. Most of the affected males have mental retardation, and their testes are larger than normal.

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