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Parents report a widely prescribed antibiotic is effective for fragile X treatment
Date:9/8/2010

hs, with dosages of 25 to 200 milligrams per day. Participants ranged in age from 4 months to 25 years.

Fifty-four percent of the participants' parents said their children showed improvements in their use of language. Fifty percent said their children's attention spans improved. Forty-four percent said their children's social communication improved and 30 percent said their children's anxiety levels decreased. Most said their children experienced mild side effects, such as an upset stomach. Hagerman had wanted to learn whether the patients would experience the tooth discoloration common to individuals using tetracyclines. Reports of those side effects were minimal.

In anecdotal reports, parents said that after taking minocycline their children used more language, had clearer speech and were more understandable. Some said their children were "becoming more conversational, articulate and talkative," the study states. Parents also reported that their children were more focused and "had longer attention spans when playing, doing homework or participating in another activity."

The study findings prompted the National Fragile X Foundation to fund a two-year, $100,000 pilot study of the use of minocycline in people with fragile X. The study is examining the efficacy of using the antibiotic to treat children between the ages of 4 and 16.

"The National Fragile X Foundation is honored to be able to support a research project that has the potential to bring significant improvement, in a relatively short period of time, to individuals with fragile X syndrome," said Executive Director Robert Miller. "We know that families also are excited about this possibility. A goal of the National Fragile X Foundation is to move research forward that translates scientific breakthroughs into near-term treatments and this study has the potential to do just that."

The study was conducted in collaboration with lead author Agustini Utari, a fellow at
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Contact: Phyllis Brown
phyllis.brown@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9023
University of California - Davis - Health System
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