Rett Syndrome in Boys: A Rarity

Authors

  • Madhu Vamsi G Government Medical College, Nizamabad, Telangana
  • D Geethanjali Government Medical College, Nizamabad, Telangana
  •  K Siva Prasad Government Medical College, Nizamabad, Telangana      

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52314/tjima.2023.v3i2.130

Keywords:

Rett Syndrome, Stereotypic Hand Movements, Developmental Regression

Abstract

Rett syndrome (RTT) is a disorder of neurodevelopment in which there is a regression of previously acquired skills after a period of normal development. Originally, RTT was thought to be present exclusively in females. However, advances in phenotypic identification and genetic testing revealed cases of males. A case series of RTT which comprises two cases in boys and one case in a girl is reported here. There is a need to recognize this uncommon disorder and differentiate it from other neurodegenerative disorders.

Author Biographies

Madhu Vamsi G, Government Medical College, Nizamabad, Telangana

Junior Resident, Department of Psychiatry


D Geethanjali, Government Medical College, Nizamabad, Telangana

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

 K Siva Prasad, Government Medical College, Nizamabad, Telangana      

Professor & HOD, Department of Psychiatry


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Published

2023-12-21

How to Cite

Vamsi G, M. ., Geethanjali, D. ., & Prasad, KS. (2023). Rett Syndrome in Boys: A Rarity. Telangana Journal of IMA, 3(2), 37–41. https://doi.org/10.52314/tjima.2023.v3i2.130

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Section

Case report / Case Series