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 ====== Rett Syndrome ====== ====== Rett Syndrome ======
 ===== Primer ===== ===== Primer =====
-**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 [[child:​asd|autism spectrum disorder ​(ASD)]].  Often there is slower growth, problems walking, and a smaller head size.+**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 [[child:​asd|autism spectrum disorder]]. ​ Often there is slower growth, problems walking, and a smaller head size.
  
 ===== Pathophysiology ===== ===== Pathophysiology =====
 Rett syndrome is due to a genetic mutation of the MECP2 gene on the X chromosome. Rett syndrome is due to a genetic mutation of the MECP2 gene on the X chromosome.