Atypical Rett syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Rett like syndrome
- Rett syndrome variant
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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.
Last updated: 4/5/2011
- 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.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare 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.