Alpha-thalassemia/mental retardation syndrome, x-linked

Overview

What is X-linked alpha-thalassemia/mental retardation syndrome?

Alpha-thalassemia X-linked intellectual disability syndrome is a genetic condition that affects different parts of the body. Nearly all individuals with this condition are male. Males with this condition have distinctive facial features, abnormal genitalia, low muscle tone, global developmental delay, and mild-to-moderate anemia due to a problem with hemoglobin (known as alpha-thalassemia).

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/alpha-thalassemiamental-retardation-syndrome-x-linked-8377/overview/5742 • DATE UPDATED: 2016-06-08

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