Arts syndrome

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Are there cognitive limitations for someone with Arts syndrome?

Boys with Arts syndrome have moderate intellectual disability. It is important to know that boys with Arts syndrome also have profound hearing loss and can develop vision loss that gets worse over time. These symptoms can make it difficult to determine the degree of intellectual disability in boys with Arts syndrome. Females may never show any signs or symptoms of Arts syndrome. Those who do have not been reported to have intellectual disability as a result of Arts syndrome.

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