Iron Deposits in Brain May Contribute to Dystonia in Rett Patients

Iron Deposits in Brain May Contribute to Dystonia in Rett Patients

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Iron Deposits in Brain May Contribute to Dystonia in Rett Patients

Dystonia, or excessive involuntary muscle contractions, are linked in Rett syndrome with abnormal iron accumulation in certain brain regions, a study suggests. The study, “Correlation of dystonia severity and iron accumulation in Rett syndrome,” was published in the journal Scientific Reports. The characteristic motor and gait symptoms of Rett typically emerge in children between the ages 1 and 4, before stabilizing by age 10. But for some, deterioration can continue into adolescence and adulthood, with muscle…

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