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Atypical Rett syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Rett like syndrome
  • Atypical RTT
  • Rett syndrome variant
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Treatment

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How might atypical Rett syndrome be treated?

Treatment is symptomatic and supportive. Medication may be needed for breathing irregularities, sleep disturbances (melatonin), agitation (risperidone), rigidity and motor difficulties (levodopa and carbidopa), and to control seizures (antiepileptic drugs). Anti-reflux agents may also be required.[1]
Last updated: 4/5/2011

References
  1. Bienvenu T. Atypical Rett syndrome. Orphanet. 2009; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=3095. Accessed 4/5/2011.


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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • The Rett Syndrome, MECP2 Duplications, & Rett-related Disorders Consortium is an integrated group of academic medical centers, patient support organizations, and clinical research resources dedicated to conducting clinical research into three disorders of the nervous system: Rett syndrome (RTT), MECP2 duplication disorder and RTT-related disorders. Major goals of the Consortium are to identify and understand the core clinical features of each disorder; identify factors that can modify the severity of the disorders; and understand the relationship between patients’ symptoms and their brain imaging and electroencephalography alterations. Click on the name of the study for more information.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Rett like syndrome
  • Atypical RTT
  • Rett syndrome variant
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.