Rett Syndrome – Chapter 13: The Neurobiology of Rett Syndrome (ebook)


Chapter 13 – The Neurobiology of Rett Syndrome

Rett syndrome (RTT) is a developmental disorder that affects virtually all cell types and neurotransmitter and signaling systems in the CNS that results in marked synaptic abnormalities. Taking into consideration the clinical emphasis of this book and the nature of the body of data on the subject, this chapter focuses only on key concepts that would help to understand the genetics, symptomatology, and management of RTT.

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.