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What are changes in the face and body of some children with fragile X syndrome?

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Some children with fragile X also have changes to their face and body that can include:

  • A large head
  • A long, narrow face
  • Large ears
  • A large forehead and chin
  • Loose joints
  • Flat feet
  • Enlarged testicles (after puberty)

From: Fragile X Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "Facts about Fragile X Syndrome."

Cleveland Clinic: "Fragile X Syndrome."

Fraxa Research Foundation: "Are There Treatments for Fragile X Syndrome?" and "What Causes Fragile X Syndrome?"

March of Dimes: "Fragile X Syndrome."

National Fragile X Foundation: "Fragile X syndrome."

National Human Genome Research Institute: "Learning about Fragile X Syndrome."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Fragile X Syndrome."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 09, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: "Facts about Fragile X Syndrome."

Cleveland Clinic: "Fragile X Syndrome."

Fraxa Research Foundation: "Are There Treatments for Fragile X Syndrome?" and "What Causes Fragile X Syndrome?"

March of Dimes: "Fragile X Syndrome."

National Fragile X Foundation: "Fragile X syndrome."

National Human Genome Research Institute: "Learning about Fragile X Syndrome."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Fragile X Syndrome."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 09, 2018

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