RETT SYNDROME: NEUROBIOLOGICAL CHANGES UNDERLYING SPECIFIC SYMPTOMS

@article{Wenk1997RETTSN,
  title={RETT SYNDROME: NEUROBIOLOGICAL CHANGES UNDERLYING SPECIFIC SYMPTOMS},
  author={Gary L. Wenk},
  journal={Progress in Neurobiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={51},
  pages={383-391}
}
Rett syndrome (RS) is a progressive disorder that is predominant in females. It is associated with cortical atrophy, stereotyped hand movements mimicking hand-washing, severe mental deficiency, and cortical and extrapyramidal dysfunction. The cause of RS is unknown; no consistent genetic abnormalities, at either the cellular or mitochondrial levels, have been identified. The diagnosis still depends solely upon clinical evidence. The clinical progression of RS is consistent with an arrested… CONTINUE READING
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