Rett Syndrome

Rett Syndrome is a genetic disorder that usually becomes apparent after 6 to 18 months of age in females. Symptoms include problems with language, coordination, and repetitive movements that can resemble autism spectrum disorder. Often there is slower growth, problems walking, and a smaller head size.

  • Rett syndrome is seen exclusively in females only, as affected males die in utero or shortly after birth.
Risk Factors

Rett syndrome is due to a genetic mutation of the MECP2 gene on the X chromosome.