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Rett Syndrome misdiagnosed as developmental delay

A four year old was first seen by a pediatrician who said she was developmentally delayed as she was not learning to walk when she should be. After a series of tests, Rett's syndrome was diagnosed. It is often misdiagnosed as autism, cerebral palsy or non-specific developmental delay. The main symptoms of the disease are developmental delay and lack of head size growth.

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About: Rett Syndrome misdiagnosed as developmental delay

Date: 7 June 2004

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Author: Kimberly Long


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