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what are the symptoms of rett syndrome?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Many: The clinical features include small hands and feet and a deceleration of the rate of head growth (including microcephaly in some). Repetitive stereotyped hand movements, such as wringing and/or repeatedly putting hands into the mouth, are also noted.[3] people with rett syndrome are prone to gastrointestinal disorders and up to 80% have seizures.[4] they typically have no verbal skills.
Answered on Jul 14, 2012
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Regressed developmen: The hallmark is a developmental regression usually starting in the first 2 years. This is associated with loss of visuion
Answered on Apr 10, 2015

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