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Neurology. 1990 Feb;40(2):378-80.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in a patient with fragile X syndrome.

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  • 1Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.


Fragile X syndrome is a common cause of mental retardation. We report the clinical and pathologic features of a patient with fragile X syndrome who developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at a relatively young age. Although the occurrence of these 2 diseases could be a mere coincidence, the development of ALS in this patient might be related to the chromosomal aberration of fragile X syndrome.

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