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child:genetic-disorders:rett-syndrome [on May 29, 2019]
psychdb [Primer]
child:genetic-disorders:rett-syndrome [on January 30, 2021] (current)
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 ====== Rett Syndrome ====== ====== Rett Syndrome ======
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 ===== 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]]. ​ 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.
  
 +== Epidemiology ==
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 +== Prognosis ==
 +  * Rett syndrome is seen exclusively in females only, as affected males die in utero or shortly after birth.
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 +== Comorbidity ==
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 +== Risk Factors ==
 ===== 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.