Triple X Syndrome: An Overview

Triple X syndrome, also called Trisomy X or 47, XXX, happens when there is an additional X chromosome in each of a female's cells. It affects approximately 1 in 1,000 women and girls. Research tells us that five to 10 girls with triple X syndrome are born in the United States every day. Our Triple X Syndrome Center will provide all of the support you need that will meet your expectations.

Normally, a female has two X chromosomes, one coming from her mother and one from her father. A girl with triple X syndrome has three X chromosomes. However, it is important to note that most causes of Triple X syndrome are not inherited.

Like other rare diseases ACT covers, Triple X syndrome results from a mistake in the formation of the father's sperm cell or the mother's egg. Triple X syndrome can occur when something goes wrong in the development of the embryo.

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Symptoms/Characteristics of Triple X Syndrome

Triple X syndrome is associated with an increased risk of learning disabilities and delayed development of speech and language skills. An extra copy of the X chromosome causes tall stature, learning problems, and other features in some girls and women.

There is a delayed development of motor skills like sitting and walking, weak muscle tone, and behavioral and emotional difficulties, but these characteristics vary among affected girls and women. Seizures or kidney abnormalities occur in about 10 percent of affected females.

  • Taller-than-average height with long legs
  • Delayed development of speech and language skills, as well as motor skills, such as sitting up and walking
  • Learning disabilities, such as difficulty with reading (dyslexia), understanding or math
  • Problems with fine and gross motor skills, memory, judgment and information processing
  • Weak muscle tone
  • Abnormally curved pinky fingers
  • Behavior and emotional problems
  • Vertical folds of skin that cover the inner corners of the eyes
  • Widely spaced eyes
  • Premature ovarian failure or ovary abnormalities
  • Infertility or menstrual irregularities

* More symptoms and information are here. This is not a comprehensive list.

How ACT Helps Those with Triple X Syndrome

Because many girls with Triple X Syndrome are healthy and have a “normal” appearance, they may remain undiagnosed their whole lives.

Triple X Syndrome has no cure. Treatment and care is based on symptoms and needs. Care required includes (but is not limited to):

  • Supportive Environment and Counseling
  • Psychological counseling
  • Assistance and support in daily functioning

Girls with triple X syndrome may be more prone to anxiety and behavior and emotional problems, so our Triple X syndrome Center will make sure that their environment is a supportive environment.

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