10 Fragile X Syndrome Symptoms

Symptom #2: Different Facial Characteristics

Individuals with fragile X syndrome usually exhibit a long narrow face, high arched palate, and prominent ears. Other reported features include long palpebral fissures, jaw prominence, puffiness surrounding the eyes, epicanthal folds, decreased inner canthal separation, broad nose, strabismus, and hypotonia. The different facial characteristics tend to occur more commonly in male patients with fragile X syndrome compared to their female counterparts.

It should be noted that it is not reliable to propose the diagnosis of fragile X syndrome based on looks alone. The different features may not be noticeable until after puberty.

Fragile X Syndrome Symptoms

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