Rett syndrome

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Rett syndrome

[′ret ‚sin‚drōm]
(psychology)
An inherited developmental disorder observed only in females that is characterized by a short period of normal development, followed by loss of developmental skills (particularly purposeful hand movements) and marked psychomotor retardation. A brief autistic-like phase may be observed during the preschool period, but the subsequent course and clinical features are markedly different from autism.
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The condition was discovered in 1966 by Dr Andreas Rett, but only became widely know across the medical profession 20 years later.
RETT syndrome was first described in 1966 by the Austrian doctor, Andreas Rett.
The condition was first reported by Austrian doctor Andreas Rett in 1966.
Andreas Rett, the medical doctor who first described this neurodevelopmental disease in 1966, noted the symptoms of wasting and slowed growth.
Andreas Rett (1966), is a relatively rare neurological disorder affecting only girls, in which a child appears to develop normally for 6 to 18 months and then begins to regress.