Introduction: Rett's syndrome


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Rett's syndrome: Autism-like behavioral syndrome in infant girls

Rett's syndrome: Rett syndrome is a progressive neurological disorder in which individuals exhibit reduced muscle tone, autistic-like behavior, hand movements consisting mainly of wringing and waving, loss of purposeful use of the hands, diminished ability to express feelings, avoidance of eye contact, a lag in brain and head growth, gait abnormalities, and seizures. Hypotonia (loss of muscle tone) is usually the first symptom. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Rett Syndrome Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: June 12, 2003

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