Rett syndrome and associated movement disorders

@article{Fitzgerald1990RettSA,
  title={Rett syndrome and associated movement disorders},
  author={Patrick M Fitzgerald and Joseph Jankovic and Alan K. Percy},
  journal={Movement Disorders},
  year={1990},
  volume={5}
}
Rett syndrome, a progressive neurodegenerative disorder described only in female subjects, is manifested by a wide spectrum of behavioral and motor abnormalities. We studied 32 patients with this disorder, ages 30 months to 28 years old, and characterized their extrapyramidal disturbance. The most common motor abnormalities were stereotyped movements and gait disturbance, seen in all patients. Bruxism, oculogyric crises, parkinsonism, and dystonia were also common, but myoclonus and… Expand
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