Fragile X Syndrome

Overview

4.2 out of 5 (5 Reviews)

Credits

1.00

Post Assessment Questions

10

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2025

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Fragile X syndrome (FXS), also called Martin-Bell syndrome, is a non-Mendelian trinucleotide repeat disorder. FXS is the most prevalent inherited cause of mild to severe intellectual disability and the most common monogenic cause of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It accounts for about one-half of cases of X-linked intellectual disability and is the most common cause of mental impairment after trisomy 21. Physical features include a long and narrow face with a prominent jaw, flexible fingers, large ears, and enlarged testicles in males. This activity reviews the cause, pathophysiology, and presentation of Fragile X syndrome and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in its management.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of social workers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Review the etiology of fragile X syndrome.
  • Describe the history and physical exam findings when evaluating a patient with fragile X syndrome.
  • Summarize the management options for patients with fragile X syndrome.
  • Explain possible interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication to advance the evaluation and treatment of fragile X syndrome and improve outcomes.

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    Reviews

    MIA G. on 2/10/2022

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    SYED M. on 12/7/2022

    this was a very good presentation

    Leilani G. on 1/31/2023

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