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Dr. Seema Lalani
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Rett Syndrome (Overview)

Jett's is a genetic syndrome seen in females with me protein disturbance that causes neurodevelopment delays, delayed walking, speaking and waving arms/hands, misdiagnosed as autistic syndrome. A developmental pedi MD can tease this out. There is no cure and a limited lifespan.


Dr. Seema Lalani
64 doctors shared insights

Rett Syndrome (Overview)

Jett's is a genetic syndrome seen in females with me protein disturbance that causes neurodevelopment delays, delayed walking, speaking and waving arms/hands, misdiagnosed as autistic syndrome. A developmental pedi MD can tease this out. There is no cure and a limited lifespan.


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What are the symptoms of rett syndrome?

Regressed developmen: The hallmark is a developmental regression usually starting in the first 2 years. This is associated with loss of visuion ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

Eliminate low-fat, high-carb foods from your diet
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Monitor your weight and review your diet daily.
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Blend exercises which make sense into your daily routine
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Who makes rett syndrome diagnosis?

Who makes rett syndrome diagnosis?

Pediatrician: A good experienced pediatrician can make the diagnosis, especially if they have other patients with rett's. ...Read more

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What are the tests for rett syndrome?

What are the tests for rett syndrome?

Clinical: A girl who begins life seeming normal but develops autistic-like features can usually be diagnosed by a skilled clinician who can tell if it is rett's. Several genes are known, and can be tested for purposes of counseling / peace of mind, but some remain undiscovered. Good luck. ...Read more

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Living with Down Syndrome (Checklist)

Get genetic counseling.
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Enroll in early intervention program.
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Get help from local and national support groups.
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Consider help from mental health workers.
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What causes Rett Syndrome ? Can adults get Rett Syndrome? I hope not!

What causes Rett Syndrome ? Can adults get Rett Syndrome? I hope not!

Genetic disease: Rett syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by a mutation in a gene which occurs almost exclusively in females. The disease manifests itself within a year or so of birth. Children lose the ability to speak, develop stereotypic and unique midline hand movements and develop a clumsy gait. Adults can't get it. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat rett syndrome?

What can I do to treat rett syndrome?

Rett syndrome: Rett syndrome is a disorder of the nervous system that leads to developmental reversals, especially in the areas of expressive language and hand use .Treatment may include: assistance with feeding and diapering, methods to treat constipation and gerd, physical therapy to help prevent the hands from contracting, weight bearing exercises for those with scoliosis. There is no specific treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best therapy for rett syndrome?

What is the best therapy for rett syndrome?

Supportive: Unfortunately, there is no treatment that will cure this process. Each patient will gradually accumulate a series of medical needs as the disorder progresses.A primary doc is needed to coordinate care and handle basic needs and specialty docs would be needed on a periodic basis.The focus of care is preserving function for as long as possible and maintaining a quality of life. ...Read more

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