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Rett syndrome


Other Names for this Disease

  • Autism, dementia, ataxia, and loss of purposeful hand use
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  • I am a nurse, and I have a patient that presents with some of the classic signs of Rett syndrome. I want to locate a specialist in Rett syndrome genetics. Could your agency send me a list of practicing physicians and clinics with expertise in this area? Click here for answer

  • Is it normal for girls with Rett syndrome to scream and cry? Can girls with Rett syndrome be potty trained? Also, is biting other children normal for girls with Rett syndrome? Click here for answer

  • My friend's 3-year-old daughter was just diagnosed with Rett Syndrome. A boy sibling was born last week, and he does not have Rett syndrome. Where can we find more information? How do you become part of a clinical trial? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Autism, dementia, ataxia, and loss of purposeful hand use
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.