October Rett Syndrome Awareness
Spread the word! Spread the awareness!
What is it?
Rett Syndrome is a neurodevelopment disorder that normally affects girls.
What other names are there for this disorder (Any common names?)
There aren't any common names, people abbreviate to RTT or RST.
What gene or chromosome is affected by this disorder (X,Y, #21) ?
What are the symptoms?
In this disorder the symptoms vary; include walking on the toes, sleep problems, a wide-based gait ( way your feet stand), teeth grinding, difficulty chewing,breathing difficulties, air swallowing, loss of use of the hands, distinctive hand movements, slowed brain, head growth, seizures, and intellectual disability.
How is it inherited? (Is it sex-linked, recessive, and/or dominant?)
This disorder is normally spontaneous, less than 1% of the cases recorded were inherited.
What kind of medical assistance will the affected child need?Will Further assistance be needed, as the child grows older?
The child will need medicine and occupational,physical,speech therapies, and in some casses especial equipments .When the child grow up this process will continue the same, medication will vary. In teenage years the symptoms sometimes lessen.
Are there any treatments or cures?
Could this disorder have been prevented?
What is the current status of research on this disorder? Is there a cure coming soon?
Right now many organizations are researching about this disorder and developing new therapies to manage symptoms. Unfortunately there is no prediction to when there will be a cure.
- Image Made by http://curerett.org found in http://www.graceforrett.com/rett-syndrome/r168x/hi-im-carys/ (Lilly-Rose Pic) (Carry’s Pic)
-http://curerett.org/blog/ Family Pic
-http://genetics4medics.com/rett-syndrome.html (Gene Pic)