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We screened 71 sporadic and 7 familial Rett syndrome (RTT) patients for MECP2 mutations by direct sequencing and determined the pattern of X chromosome inactivation (XCI) in 39 RTT patients. We identified 23 different disease-causing MECP2 mutations in 54 of 71 (76%) sporadic patients and in 2 of 7 (29%) familial cases. We compared electrophysiological(More)
Most girls with Rett syndrome develop normally prior to the appearance of the typical symptoms. A presymptomatic phase is also observed in many inborn errors of metabolism that are included in newborn screening programs. Diagnostic testing for mutations or large genomic rearrangements involving methyl-CpG binding protein 2 gene (MECP2) is highly sensitive(More)
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