Secondary medical diagnosis in fragile X syndrome with and without autism spectrum disorder.

@article{GarcaNonell2008SecondaryMD,
  title={Secondary medical diagnosis in fragile X syndrome with and without autism spectrum disorder.},
  author={Catalina Garc{\'i}a-Nonell and Eugenia Rigau Ratera and Susan Harris and David Hessl and Michele Y Ono and Nicole Tartaglia and Emily Marvin and Flora Tassone and Randi J. Hagerman},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics. Part A},
  year={2008},
  volume={146A 15},
  pages={1911-6}
}
This study examined whether secondary medical diagnoses that affect CNS function (i.e., seizures, malformations, or genetic disorders), are more likely to occur in individuals with fragile X syndrome (FXS) and autism spectrum disorder (FXS + ASD) or FXS alone. Ninety males (3-25 years) with FXS or FXS + ASD were evaluated for secondary medical diagnoses by medical history and examination. A significant difference in the incidence of medical problems was found between patients with FXS + ASD (38… CONTINUE READING

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