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Is there a conncection between rett syndrome and bald spots?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Nice question

Rhett's syndrome is a pervasive developmental disorder peculiar to girls.
Odd & purposeless hand motions such as excessive rubbing can lead to focal areas of hair loss. Trichtillomania (neurotic pulling out hair) requires purposeful fine motor coordinated action to pull hair. So rubbing is the way a rett child would lose hair patches.

In brief: Nice question

Rhett's syndrome is a pervasive developmental disorder peculiar to girls.
Odd & purposeless hand motions such as excessive rubbing can lead to focal areas of hair loss. Trichtillomania (neurotic pulling out hair) requires purposeful fine motor coordinated action to pull hair. So rubbing is the way a rett child would lose hair patches.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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