Rett syndrome

Rett syndrome is a genetic disorder that typically becomes apparent after 6–18 months of age in females. Symptoms include impairments in language and coordination and repetitive movements. Those affected... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Psychiatry, pediatrics
  • Symptoms:  Impairments in language and coordination, and repetitive movements, slower growth, smaller head
  • Usual onset:  After 6–18 months of age
  • Duration:  Lifelong
  • Causes:  Mutation in the MECP2 gene
  • Diagnostic method:  Based on symptoms, genetic testing
  • Differential diagnosis:  Angelman syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, Childhood disintegrative disorder, various neurodegenerative disorders
  • Medication:  Anticonvulsants
  • Treatment:  Special education, physiotherapy, braces
  • Frequency:  1 in 8,500 females, Unknown but extremely rare in males
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo
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