Disease Definition: "Rett syndrome is originally termed as cerebroatrophic hyperammonemia is a rare genetic postnatal neurological disorder of the grey matterof the brain that almost exclusively affects females but has also been found in male patients."
Disease Symptoms: Symptoms include small hands and feet and a deceleration of the rate of head growth (including microcephaly in some). Repetitive stereotyped hand movements, such as wringing and/or repeatedly putting hands into the mouth.
Disease Treatment: "Physical therapy: Occupational therapists Self-care: Productivity: Leisure: Communication:" Disease Statistics: The disorder, which exhibits no racial or ethnic predisposition, overwhelmingly affects young girls, who develop normally for the first year of life with initial signs of regression occurring between 6 – 18 months. One in 10,000 females suffers from Rett Syndrome, leaving them aware and alert but often without the ability to express themselves in any way.(April 17, 2012)