Definition

Various diagnostic criteria for Rett's syndrome have been developed. (6°) As presently defined in ICD-10 (see Table ?.) the condition develops after some months of normal development; head circumference is normal at birth but begins to decelerate between 5 and 48 months. Characteristic midline hand-wringing or hand-washing stereotypies develop and purposeful hand movements are lost.

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Table 2 ICD-10 criteria for Rett's syndrome (F84.2)

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