What other symptoms of Rett syndrome are asking for your attention?
Average sleep time: 1h 47min Average sleep quality: Poor
Laughed at Dad's silly bedtime stories
Uncontrollable hand movements increased
Sudden episodes of inconsolable screaming lasting hours
Looking beyond the symptoms that currently have pharmaceutical treatments may greatly impact care. Together with caregivers, you can help identify more opportunities for collaborative and comprehensive care.
Rett syndrome (RTT) is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder that primarily affects girls. It is complex, progressive, and almost always caused by a genetic mutation in the MECP2 gene.1
Take a closer look at Rett syndrome
Limitations in Care
With no FDA-approved medication for RTT, treatment is symptomatic and supportive.2,3 But there are additional challenges of daily life with RTT that are not addressed with pharmacologic treatment or therapy.
Help bridge the gaps in RTT management
Intervention & Engagement
Collaborating with caregivers to set goals that address their challenges and needs can make a difference in how they manage RTT despite a lack of established treatment approaches for certain symptoms.
Establish collaborative care in RTT
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1. Fu C, Armstrong D, Marsh E, et al. Consensus guidelines on managing Rett syndrome across the lifespan. BMJ Paediatr Open. 2020;4(1):e000717. 2. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Rett syndrome fact sheet. Accessed August 2, 2022. https://www.ninds.nih.gov/rett-syndrome-fact-sheet 3. Gold WA, Krishnarajy R, Ellaway C, et al. Rett syndrome: a genetic update and clinical review focusing on comorbidities. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2018;9(2):167-176.