ATR-X Syndrome Information

X-linked α thalassaemia/mental retardation syndrome, or ATR-X syndrome for short, is one of many genetic conditions that can cause learning difficulties.

This web site describes what is known about the condition, its pattern of inheritance and the implications for the family.

ATR-X syndrome has only been recognised in the last few years, and information about it is continually evolving and nothing, as yet, is set in stone. Each affected child is different and what may be true for one child may not be true of another.