A set of monozygotic twins with rett syndrome

Mary Coleman, Sakkubai Naidu, Mary Murphy, Maya Pines, Wilma Bias

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The case history of a set of twins with Rett syndrome is presented. The twins test as monozygotic by both blood groups and HLA titers. In a previous generation, the family had three females who died of an unknown degenerative disease on the paternal side of this family. The discussion includes a hypothesis about female genetic disease occurring in a recessive pattern on the X chromosome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-478
Number of pages4
JournalBrain and Development
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987


  • Rett syndrome
  • female X-linked disease
  • monozygotic twins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology


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