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Rett Syndrome

By Joshua Weyant

MR. S.

on 3 April 2016

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Transcript of Rett Syndrome

Rett Syndrome
The Cause
Rett Syndrome is caused by a mutation of gene MECP2.
There are a variety of tests to cure a person of Rett Syndrome.
This specific disorder is of recessive inheritance.
Affected Population
The affected population are girls and not everyone can be a candidate for this disorder. Anyone that has Rett Syndrome will be able to have children and those children will be affected.
The symptoms of Rett Syndrome are that infants look very placid, they have a poor sucking ability,and have a weak cry. The infant's head growth slows down at 3 months of age and has a low muscle tone.
Other Names
*Classic Rett Syndrome
, RTT, and Variant Rett Syndrome are other names for Rett Syndrome.
Joshua Weyant
* Most commonly known name.
Medical assistance
Nutritional supplements will need to be taken and they will need to take certain drugs. They will have seizures, anxiety, slepp disturbances, breathing problems, and certain gastrontestinal abnormalties.
Treatments and Cures
The different treatments and cures are physical therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral intervention, and speech-language therapy. This disorder could not have been prevented.
Current Status of Research
The current research status of Rett Syndrome is that mostly girls inherit Rett Syndrome and that it is of recessive inheritance.
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