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What is rett syndrome?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology

In brief: Neurologic disorder

A rare genetic neurological disorder that occurs almost exclusively in girls and is usually diagnosed once the child is about 6-18 months old.
It leads to impairments that include the child’s ability to speak, walk, eat and breathe comfortably. The most common symptom of Rett Syndrome is repetitive movements while the child is awake. Unfortunately, there is no current treatment for Rett Syndrome.

In brief: Neurologic disorder

A rare genetic neurological disorder that occurs almost exclusively in girls and is usually diagnosed once the child is about 6-18 months old.
It leads to impairments that include the child’s ability to speak, walk, eat and breathe comfortably. The most common symptom of Rett Syndrome is repetitive movements while the child is awake. Unfortunately, there is no current treatment for Rett Syndrome.
Dr. Charles Turck
Dr. Charles Turck
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