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A girl with Rett Syndrome

Authors:

SP Abeywardena ,

Paediatrics, General Hospital, Ratnapura, LK
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ACD De Alwis,

Paediatrics, General Hospital, Ratnapura, LK
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GWJ Keerthiwansa

Paediatrics, General Hospital, Ratnapura, LK
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Abstract

Although Rett syndrome (RS) was first described by Andreas Rett in 1966, this disorder became internationally recognized only after the report of Hagberg et al. in 1983. It is a neurodevelopmental disorder which affects almost exclusively girls and is associated with deceleration of head growth, typical stereotyped hand movements, severe mental deficiency, cortical and extrapyramidal dysfunction including gait disturbance and truncal ataxia as well as loss of purposeful use of the hands.

Key words: Rett syndrome, girl

doi: 10.4038/sljch.v34i4.393

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2005; 34: 126-7

How to Cite: Abeywardena, S., De Alwis, A. and Keerthiwansa, G., 2009. A girl with Rett Syndrome. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 34(4), pp.126–127. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v34i4.393
Published on 06 Mar 2009.
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