January 15, 2021

Girls With Rett Have Higher Rate of Menstrual Seizures, Study Says

Summary, originally published in the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Girls and women with Rett syndrome may have increased rate of menstrual seizures, also known as catamenial seizures, compared to healthy females, a study reports.

Age of onset, and duration and flow of menstruation in girls and women with Rett were similar to healthy girls. Bone health concerns was one of the most common reasons for discontinuing hormonal treatment among those with Rett.

The study “Features of menstruation and menstruation management in individuals with Rett syndrome” was published in the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.

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