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Question ADHD Workup!

A 6-year-old boy with mental retardation has recently been diagnosed with Fragile X syndrome. His 9-year-old sister appears to be of normal intelligence but has symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). What is the first test that is indicated in her work-up for ADHD?

a) EEG
b) Cytogenetic testing
c) MRI
d) Intelligence quotient (IQ) test
e) Urine for metabolic screen

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B)...cytogenetic testing....fragile X syn is inherited in X linked dominant fashion and is associated with autism, ADHD and other behavioral problems
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B, she probably also has Fragile X syndrome, women are less affected than men because they have 2 x chromosomes
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