Journal article

Predictors of seizure onset in Rett syndrome

Le Jian, Lakshmi Nagarajan, Nicholas De Klerk, David Ravine, Carol Bower, Alison Anderson, Sarah Williamson, John Christodoulou, Helen Leonard



OBJECTIVES: To investigate risk factors for seizure onset in Rett syndrome. STUDY DESIGN: Information on presence and age at onset of seizures, perinatal and developmental history, and genetic status was abstracted on 275 cases in the Australian Rett Syndrome Database. Cox and Weibull regression were used to investigate and provide a model for predicting the effects of genetic and developmental factors on age at seizure onset. RESULTS: Seizures were reported in 81% of 275 cases; the median age of onset was 48 months. Not having gained the ability to walk (P = .003) and developmental problems in the first 10 months of age (P = .04) were associated with an almost 2-fold increased risk of seizu..

View full abstract