Rett Syndrome – Chapter 9: Epilepsy in Rett Syndrome (ebook)


Chapter 9 – Epilepsy in Rett Syndrome

Seizures are the major comorbidity in Rett syndrome (RTT) and significantly influence individuals’ well-being and functioning. Although included in previous iterations, epilepsy is missing from the current diagnostic criteria, but still present in all functional scales grading disease severity. The prevalence of epilepsy is high and reports range between 60‒0%, but may be affected by study design and the underlying population and its distribution.

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.