Rett Syndrome – Chapter 11: Growth, Feeding and Nutrition, and Bone Health in Rett Syndrome (ebook)


Chapter 11 РGrowth, Feeding and Nutrition, and Bone Health in Rett Syndrome

Although seizures, breathing abnormalities, and autonomic dysfunction represent overarching concerns in Rett syndrome (RTT), impaired growth, altered nutritional status, oral pharyngeal dysfunction, and disturbed bone health contribute significantly to heightened morbidity and mortality in this disorder. This chapter will focus on the nutritional aspects of RTT, including the clinical features, diagnostic considerations, and therapeutic interventions related to growth and body composition, oral motor and pharyngeal function, and bone health. A better understanding of these challenging aspects of RTT will improve the quality of life of individuals affected with this disorder.

About the 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.