Rett's syndrome

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1904
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A definition of the term "Rett's syndrome" is presented. It refers to a multipledeficit X-linked developmental disorder. It is marked by mental retardation, impaired language use, breath holding and hyperventilation, seizures, and loss of communication skills. It occurs almost exclusively in girls.


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