Question?: Rett Syndrome In Boys

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James asks…

Is Rett Syndrome A Sex-Linked Disorder?

– How is the disorder diagnosed?

– Is it sex-linked? Is it a mutation? Is it due to heredity?

– What types of treatment there are for the disorder?

– Any other important information?

admin answers:

It affects girls and boys but for boys it is deadly usually before birth or up to a year old. They typically aren’t diagnosed because of their early demise. Its diagnosed by a bloodtest for 75% of cases and the other 25% are diagnosed by meeting the criteria. Treatments are for each individual symptom or problem. For example seizures are treated similar to any other person with seizures. It is 5% hereditary but mostly sporatic.

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