Rett Syndrome Facts

Taken from Girl Power 2 Cure

  • Debilitating neurological (movement) disorder that predominantly affects females.
  • Baby girls are born “normal” but begin to lose acquired skills between the ages of 1-3 years old.
  • Caused by a single gene mutation that leads to underproduction of an important brain protein.
  • The most severe form of autism.
  • The leading genetic cause of severe impairment in girls – most cannot speak, walk or use their hands.
  • Despite their physical disabilities, girls with Rett Syndrome are believed to be functioning mentally at a much higher level than previously thought.
  • As prevalent as Cystic Fibrosis, ALS and Huntington’s.
  • Another girl is born with Rett Syndrome every 90 minutes.
  • Rett Syndrome is a potentially REVERSIBLE disorder.

One Response to Rett Syndrome Facts

  1. Talbot Farges Sandrine says:

    A huge thank you for your support.

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