Fragile X syndrome
What specialist doctors should I see with fragile X syndrome?
Because individuals with fragile X syndrome often have varying degrees of developmental delay, it is recommended that they see a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician. It is also recommended that they seek additional guidance from a physician and/or clinic with experience with fragile X syndrome to coordinate their overall care specific to their diagnosis of fragile X syndrome. A list of these clinics can be found at the National Fragile X Foundation website by visiting https://fragilex.org/treatment-intervention/fragile-x-clinics/.
Additional specialists that an individual with fragile X syndrome may need to seek support from include:
- Occupational Therapist
- Physical Therapist
- Speech and Language Therapist
- Behavioral Therapist
- Neurologist, if seizures are present
- Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist, if chronic ear infections are present
- Gastroenterologist, if GERD, loose stools, or other GI concerns are present
Kidd, Sharon A., et al. "Fragile X syndrome: a review of associated medical problems." Pediatrics 134.5 (2014): 995-1005.