Rett Syndrome – Chapter 1: The Diagnosis of Rett Syndrome (free ebook)


Chapter 1 – The Diagnosis of Rett Syndrome by Walter E Kaufmann and Jeffrey L Neul from Rett Syndrome 

Diagnostic criteria of a disorder are its defining features, reflecting in many instances the etiology, pathophysiology, and evolution. This is the case of Rett syndrome (RTT), with a history of diagnostic criteria tracing the trajectory of our knowledge on the disorder. Our current view is that RTT is a neurodevelopmental disorder, and not a degenerative one, despite its temporal dynamics that includes periods of loss of function and, in many individuals, decline in abilities after childhood.

About the Complete Book

Among the vast body of literature that has grown around Rett syndrome, this volume is the first to be aimed at both clinicians and researchers.

It presents a comprehensive overview of the disorder and examines the areas where gaps in knowledge are most significant.

Rett Syndrome is intended to be a guide for both initial examination and in-depth study of the disorder. It is a practical text for the physician approaching the disorder for the first time and a valuable reference resource for the specialist or researcher.

Video About the Book

Watch Dr Walter Kaufmann, Editor of Rett Syndrome, discuss the book.

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