Epilepsy in Rett syndrome---the experience of a National Rett Center.

@article{Nissenkorn2009EpilepsyIR,
  title={Epilepsy in Rett syndrome---the experience of a National Rett Center.},
  author={Andreea Nissenkorn and Eva Gak and Manuela Vecsler and Haia Reznik and Shay Menascu and Bruria Ben Zeev},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={2009},
  volume={51 7},
  pages={
          1252-8
        }
}
PURPOSE Rett syndrome (RTT), an X-linked, dominant neurodevelopmental disorder caused by mutations in the methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MECP2) gene, presents with acquired microcephaly, autistic regression, hand usage loss, and stereotypies. Epilepsy is frequent and has been reported to correlate with mutation type, general disease severity, and BDNF polymorphism. Our purpose was a comprehensive description of epilepsy features and course in RTT. METHODS Retrospective review of charts and… CONTINUE READING
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