Rett syndrome is a postnatal disorder that affects women exclusively, mainly girl infants who run the risk of contracting this disease till 3 years of age. It affects the grey matter of the brain in a way that retards growth of the sizes of head, hands and feet and intellectual development. It leads to similar symptoms as in autism. A rare condition, Rett Syndrome is caused by genetic mutations and not fully curable. It can however be checked by constant surveillance for further regression, parental counseling and communication group therapies.
HOW IS RETT SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Rett syndrome affects infants between 6-18 months after their birth and their lifespan is 40 years of age.