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What is rett disorder and how do you get it?

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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: Rett=congenital girl

Genetically, rett syndrome (rtt) is caused by mutations in the gene mecp2 (on x chromosome).
Rtt is a neurodevelopmental disorder that almost exclusively affects females. The signs: small hands and feet , small head, repetitive hand movements, such as wringing/ putting hands into the mouth, stomach disorders, seizures, most can't talk and 50% don't walk. Rett is confused with:autism, angelman, cp.

In brief: Rett=congenital girl

Genetically, rett syndrome (rtt) is caused by mutations in the gene mecp2 (on x chromosome).
Rtt is a neurodevelopmental disorder that almost exclusively affects females. The signs: small hands and feet , small head, repetitive hand movements, such as wringing/ putting hands into the mouth, stomach disorders, seizures, most can't talk and 50% don't walk. Rett is confused with:autism, angelman, cp.
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