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Rett Syndrome

Introduction: Rett Syndrome

Description of Rett Syndrome

Rett Syndrome (medical condition): Autism-like behavioral syndrome in infant girls...more »

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Rett's syndrome:
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Rett Syndrome: Progressive encephalopathy occurring almost exclusively in females. The affected children are generally born clinically normal in most but not all cases. Their neurological and mental development begins to stagnate between the ages of 7 and 18 months with slowing down of the growth of head circumference and a rapid deterioration of brain functions marked by autistic behavior, dementia, apraxia of gait, loss of facial expression, deterioration of purposeful use of hands, ataxia, and severe dementia. There is an intermediate period of relative stable mental status, sometimes lasting several decades, which is followed by further neurological degradation, marked mainly by spasticity of the lower limbs and epilepsy.
Source: Diseases Database

Rett Syndrome: progressive disorder affecting the cerebral cortex of females; present from birth; manifested by autistic behavior, ataxia, dementia, seizures, loss of purposeful usefulness of the hands, cerebral atrophy, and mild hyperammonemia.
Source: CRISP

Rett Syndrome: 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).
Source: MeSH 2007

Rett Syndrome: Related Topics

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Rett Syndrome: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Rett Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Rett Syndrome, or a subtype of Rett Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Rett Syndrome as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Rett Syndrome as a Disease

Rett Syndrome: Another name for Rett's syndrome (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Rett's syndrome
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Rett Syndrome: Related Diseases

Rett Syndrome: Rett Syndrome is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Rett Syndrome (Rett's syndrome)

Some of the symptoms of Rett Syndrome incude:

Treatments for Rett Syndrome (Rett's syndrome)

Treatments for Rett Syndrome (Rett's syndrome) include:

Treatment of Rett Syndrome: For more treatment information about Rett Syndrome, see treatment of Rett's syndrome (Rett Syndrome)

Rett Syndrome: Article Excerpts about Rett's syndrome

Rett syndrome is a progressive neurological disorder in which individuals exhibit reduced muscle tone,... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Rett Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Rett syndrome is a progressive neurological disorder in which individuals exhibit reduced muscle tone,... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Rett Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Rett Syndrome: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to Rett Syndrome:

Terms associated with Rett Syndrome:

Terms Similar to Rett Syndrome:

Source: Diseases Database

Source - NIH

Source - MeSH 2007

Related Topics

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Rett Syndrome

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

The term Rett Syndrome can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Rett Syndrome

The following list attempts to classify Rett Syndrome into categories where each line is subset of the next.

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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