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Tunis Med. 2011 Oct;89(10):733-7.

[Clinical characteristics of Rett Syndrome].

[Article in French]

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Service de Pedopsychiatrie, Hopital Razi, Manouba.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Rett Syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder, one of the least commonly occurring autism spectrum disorders (ASD),affecting mainly females.

AIM:

To describe features and molecular specificities of Rett syndrome.

METHODS:

To identify articles for this review, a Pubmed search was conducted using the following keywords: Rett syndrome, regression,mutation, stereotypes.

RESULTS:

This syndrome is characterized by cognitive impairment,communication dysfunction, stereotypic movement disorder, and growth failure. It is generally caused by mutations in the MECP2 gene. Rett Syndrome has a prevalence ranging from 10-20 000 females. Specific treatment is not available, but patients need a careful planning for long-term care, with multidisciplinary approaches.

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22076893
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