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Rett Syndrome

What is Rett syndrome?
Rett syndrome is a genetic syndrome that causes autism-like symptoms in girls usually starting between six months and three years of age.  Up until that time, the girls have normal development. 

How is it diagnosed?
Find out about symptoms and diagnosis on this page from the IRSF.

Is there any treatment?
There is no cure, but there are treatment options for the symptoms.  Treatment may include:

Where can we find more information and support?

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Compiled by Kyla Boyse, R. N.  Reviewed by faculty and staff at the University of Michigan
Updated July 2010

U-M Health System Related Sites:
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