Increased energy expenditure associated with repetitive involuntary movement does not contribute to growth failure in girls with Rett syndrome.


OBJECTIVE To determine whether increased total daily energy expenditure (TDEE) associated with repetitive, involuntary movements contributes to growth failure in girls with Rett syndrome (RS). STUDY DESIGN Fourteen girls with RS and 11 healthy girls were studied for 10 days to obtain measurements of height, weight, body circumference, and skin-fold… (More)


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