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What are degenerative developmental disabilities?

The causes of degenerative developmental disabilities vary. They may be caused by metabolic disorders. They may be caused by genetic defects. Rett syndrome, one degenerative developmental disability, is caused by a gene mutation that causes problems in brain development.

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Should I ask a doctor about degenerative developmental disability symptoms?
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If you suspect that your child may have one of the degenerative developmental disabilities, you shou...
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Are degenerative developmental disabilities serious?
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The symptoms of degenerative developmental disabilities can be mild or severe. For example, some chi...
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What is the rate of incidence of degenerative developmental disabilities?
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Degenerative developmental disabilities are relatively uncommon. For example, Rett syndrome is diagn...
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Can degenerative developmental disabilities be prevented?
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The causes of degenerative developmental disabilities vary and are related to birth defects and gene...
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