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Rett Syndrome
Definition: An inherited neurological developmental disorder that is associated with X-LINKED INHERITANCE and may be lethal in utero to hemizygous males. The affected female is normal until the age of 6-25 months when progressive loss of voluntary control of hand movements and communication skills; ATAXIA; SEIZURES; autistic behavior; intermittent HYPERVENTILATION; and HYPERAMMONEMIA appear. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p199)

Synonym(s): Autism-Dementia-Ataxia-Loss of Purposeful Hand Use Syndrome / Cerebroatrophic Hyperammonemia / Rett Disorder / Rett's Disorder / Rett's Syndrome / Autism Dementia Ataxia Loss of Purposeful Hand Use Syndrome / Cerebroatrophic Hyperammonemias / Hyperammonemia, Cerebroatrophic / Hyperammonemias, Cerebroatrophic / Retts Syndrome / Syndrome, Rett / Syndrome, Rett's
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Mental Retardation  Methyl-CpG-Binding Protein 2   

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What is Rett syndrome?
Rett syndrome is a disorder of brain development that occurs almost exclusively in girls. After 6 to 18 months of apparently normal development, girls with the classic form of Rett syndrome develop severe problems with language and communication, learning, coordination, and other brain functions. Early in childhood, affected girls lose purposeful use of their hands and begin making repeated hand wringing, washing, or clapping motions. They tend to grow more slowly than other children and have a small head size (microcephaly). Other signs and symptoms can include brea ...

How common is Rett syndrome?
This condition affects an estimated 1 in 10,000-22,000 females.


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  Broader term(s):
      Psychiatry and Psychology
          Mental Disorders
              Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood
                  Child Development Disorders, Pervasive 
      Diseases
          Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities
              Genetic Diseases, Inborn
                  Heredodegenerative Disorders, Nervous System 
                      Mental Retardation, X-Linked 
                  Genetic Diseases, X-Linked
                      Mental Retardation, X-Linked 
      Diseases
          Nervous System Diseases
              Neurologic Manifestations
                  Neurobehavioral Manifestations
                      Mental Retardation
                          Mental Retardation, X-Linked 
              Neurodegenerative Diseases
                  Heredodegenerative Disorders, Nervous System 

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