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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.
Complex genetic prob: Rett syndrome is a disorder of the nervous system that leads to developmental reversals, especially in the areas of expressive language and hand use.Rett syndrome occurs almost exclusively in girls and may be misdiagnosed as autism or cerebral palsy.Studies have linked many rett syndrome cases to a defect in the mecp2 gene. This gene is on the x chromosome. Females have two xs. Males do not live.See 1 more doctor answer
Disorder OF NERV SYS: Rett syndrome is a disorder of nervous system, it leads to developmental reversal, especially in areas of expression and hand use it happens mostly in girls and is often mis diagnosed as autism etc. There is normal development 6to18months symptoms vary mild and severe severe language/developmental problems, loss social intraction, loss of purposefull hand motions, ataxic gait, breathing problems, &more.
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.
Genetic testing: Rett´s syndrome is a genetic disorder almost always affecting girls. Genetic testing as well as a very detailed exam can give you answers. Typically girls start off with normal development up until about 18 months, sometimes the first symptom is the arms and legs get floppy, and loss of hand movements that are purposeful. It afects the brain, cognition and breathing patterns amongst other things.
Rhett: Found almost only in girls so XX karyotype.See 1 more doctor answer
Normal: Karyotyping usually shows normal 46 XY or 46 XX karyotype. Needs to do specia probe to look for gene mutation for MECP-2 gene
Very low: 99.5% of the time, there is just one child with rett syndrome in a family. This rare genetic condition occurs almost always in girls. It's caused by a mutation of the mecp2 gene on the x chromosome. The international rett syndrome foundation (http://www.Rettsyndrome.Org/) can be very helpful.
Yes: Rettsyndrome.Org.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: This is a progressive, debilitating disease that predominantly effects the nervous system. The patient often appears normal in infancy but the abnormalities are hard wired into the system and have no available treatment. Supportive care allows patients the best possible life within their short lifespan.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
My daugther diagnos of a rett syndrome case she is awake frm. 10am to 7pm, what medicine should I give her o sleep ar night.Thanks?
Homeopathy: I'd recommend: coffea cruda 9 c: 5 pellets at night, under the tongue, or diluted in few cc of water, it is sweet, safe, no side effect. You can find it online or in health vitamins store. Manufactured in the usa by boiron, fda approved, inexpensive and again safe. Good night!See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: This is a very rare disorder: 1 in 10, 000 due to an x-chromosome linked genetic disorder. Feeding is a problem, esophageal reflux is common, and death is sometimes due to malnutrition. Here is a national institute of health link: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002503/ i've never seen a case and few doctors have. I sympathize with your child's condition. Good luck.
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