Rett syndrome
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Rett syndrome

Rolf Magnus Grung Assistant professor, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

Rett syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder which, in most cases, is caused by mutations in the X-linked gene MECP2 (Amir et al 1999). The syndrome is almost exclusively reported in girls and leads to severe or profound developmental disabilities and premature death aged 12 to 40 years (Akbarian and Worcester 2002, Neul et al 2010).

Learning Disability Practice. 21, 5, 19-19. doi: 10.7748/ldp.21.5.19.s17

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