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Autism-Dementia-Ataxia-Loss of Purposeful Hand Use Syndrome; Cerebroatrophic Hyperammonemia; RTS; RTT 

 

Rett syndrome is a disorder of brain development that occurs almost exclusively in girls. After 6-18 months of apparently normal development, affected girls develop problems with language, learning, coordination, and other brain functions. Repeated hand wringing or washing motions are characteristic of this condition. Research suggests that Rett syndrome occurs most often in females. Males with mutations in the related gene, MECP2, often die before birth or in infancy.

A genetic disorder, or genetic disease is a disease caused, at least in part, by the genes of the person with the disease. There are a number of possible causes for genetic defects: * They may be caused by random mutation. * There are genetic disorders caused by the accidental duplication of a chromosome, as in Down syndrome and Klinefelter's syndrome, or repeated duplication of part of a chromosome as in Fragile X syndrome. ...


Rett Syndrome as related to Genetic Disorders