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Old 08-27-2009
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It's one of those instances where buzzwords really lead

If you see any combination of the following think Fragile X

  • Mental retardation in a male
  • Large Ears
  • Macroorchidism
  • Elongated face
  • Autism/ADHD
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In my exam there were two cases of Fragile X
Gosh, this is really high yield
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also fragile X is associated with-mitral valve prolapse and aortic root dialation.
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