Rett syndrome

By: Tsion Chernet

Defintion, symptoms & characteristics of Rett syndorme.

Acording to the artical "NINDS Rett Syndrome Information Page." Rett syndrome is a disorder of the nervous system that leads to developmental reversals, especially in the areas of expressive language and hand use. Symptoms are at birth you will have a big head, thin hands, and small feet. Characteristics are slowed growth, loss of normal movement, loss of comunication, thinking abilitys, bad hand movement, behavior problems, & breathing problems.

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Causes, How it's detected, & how it's passed on.

The causes based on the artical "Autism Spectrum Health Disorder" they said "Most children with Rett syndrome have a mutation in a particular gene on the X chromosome. Exactly what this gene does, or how its mutation leads to Rett syndrome, isn't clear. It's believed that the single gene may influence many other genes involved in development." It is Passed on down mostly girls. The condition is not inherited & there is no history of the disorder in their family member have been described. 1 in 8,500 females condition is affects is estimated.

What ages do they ussually begin?

Rett syndrome usually begin around 12 to 18 months and is usually found out after the first 2 years of life. In the article Rett syndrome their development slows down and may even go backwards. They become less interested in play, lose the ability to speak and may become irritable and scream for no obvious reason.

How it's passed on & Treatments ?

Rett down syndrome passed down in mostly girls only form of autism. It's usually discovered in the first two years of life, and a child's diagnosis with Rett syndrome can feel overwhelming. The condition is not inherited & there is no history of the disorder in their family.Few familys with more than on affected family member have been described

1 in 8,500 females condition is affects is estimated. Its detected if you have a big head at birth, thin hands, & small feet you most likely have this disorder. There is no cure for Rett syndrome. Potential treatments are being studied. Current Rett syndrome treatment focuss on improving movement, communication, & providing care and support for affected children and their families. They can take medication and may help control some functions.

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