The Fragile X-associated disorder, Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome, known more commonly as FXTAS (fax-tass) can occur in individuals with the Fragile X premutation. It is an adult-onset neurodegenerative disorder, more common in males than females over 50 years of age. FXTAS is associated with tremors, balance problems, and other neurological signs. FXTAS progresses at varying rates in different individuals.
Clinics Specializing in the Treatment of FXTAS
FXTAS clinics are comprised of doctors (primarily neurologists and movement disorder specialists), therapists, researchers, and other specialists who treat FXTAS by utilizing the best available scientific knowledge about the known causes of FXTAS. While there is currently no cure for FXTAS, specialists may be able to lessen the severity and/or slow the progression of symptoms.
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FXTAS is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder that typically affects adults over 50 years old and is associated with a spectrum of neurological and medical symptoms.
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The goal of therapy for FXTAS is to reduce symptoms and eventually slow the progression of the disease. Management of FXTAS is complex and involves appropriate follow-up by an adult neurologist. It is also important to evaluate other potential causes of dementia such as vitamin B12 deficiency, folate deficiency, and depression.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Fragile X-Associated Tremor Ataxia Syndrome — Webinar
This webinar provides a clinical overview of the diagnosis and treatment of FXTAS, including a summary of its clinical features, treatment options, and information about in-vitro fertilization.
Advancing Our Understanding and Future Treatment of FXTAS Panel Discussion
Experts Deborah Hall, Maureen Leehey, Peter Todd, and Nancy Hertzig discuss the latest in FXTAS research and treatment.
Fragile X-Associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome 101 — Webinar
Neurologists Drs. Deborah Hall and Maureen Leehey provide an overview of FXTAS, a summary of the clinical features in the disease, and treatment options, including surgery, for FXTAS patients.
Watch: Premutation Disorders & Conditions With Dr. Randi Hagerman
Dr. Randi Hagerman discusses Fragile X-associated conditions and disorders, including FXTAS, and provides strategies for some of their characteristics.
An introduction to FXTAS, an “adult-onset” neurodegenerative disorder, usually affecting males over 50 years of age. Females comprise only a small part of the FXTAS population, and their symptoms tend to be less severe. FXTAS affects the neurologic system and progresses at varying rates in different individuals.
Be a part of the solution.
Learn more about the INTERNATIONAL FRAGILE X PREMUTATION REGISTRY and join individuals with the premutation and their families to help advance — and encourage — deeper understanding and research into the premutation condition.
Be a part of the solution.
Learn more about the International Fragile X Premutation Registry and join individuals with the premutation and their families to help advance — and encourage — deeper understanding and research into the premutation condition.