Fragile X syndrome
Are there other names for fragile X syndrome?
Fragile X syndrome is also known by the following names:
- X-linked mental retardation and macroorchidism
- Martin-Bell syndrome
- fragile X mental retardation
- FRAXA syndrome
- fra(X) syndrome
- marker X syndrome
- Escalante's syndrome
There are multiple names for fragile X syndrome, so it is important to make sure families and doctors are on the same page and using the same name. If a doctor is using an unfamiliar term, ask them if they are using a different name for fragile X syndrome. Another reliable source for alternative names for fragile X syndrome is the Genetics Home Reference website, which can be found at Genetics Home Reference Fragile X Synonyms.
SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/fragile-x-syndrome/overview/18021 • DATE UPDATED: 2016-06-09