With Deborah Hall
Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) can occur in men and women with the FX premutation when they are over the age of 55. It’s associated with tremors, balance problems, and other neurological signs. This webinar provides an overview of the diagnosis and treatment of FXTAS, including a summary of its clinical features, treatment options, and information about in-vitro fertilization with pre-implantation genetic testing on their embryos if they do not want to pass on the mutation to a child.
Patients, caregivers, junior researchers, and others may benefit from the material in this presentation from neurologist Dr. Deborah Hall. Dr. Hall, neurologist and professor at the Rush Medical College Department of Neurological Sciences, has treated FXTAS patients over the last two decades. This presentation was recorded on July 22, 2022, at the 18th International Fragile X Foundation.
Also, see Diagnosis and Treatment of Fragile X-associated Tremor Ataxia Syndrome Session at the 18th International Fragile X Conference for a thorough summary by Dr. Michelle Tosin, a 2022 NFXF Jr. Investigator.
Presenter: Deborah Hall, MD, PhD