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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: May 13, 2019 12:57 PM
From: Representative David S. Hickernell
To: All House members
Subject: Proposed Resolution - MECP2 Duplication Syndrome Awareness Month
I intend to introduce a resolution which would designate the month of July 2019 as MECP2 Duplication Syndrome Awareness Month in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

MECP2 Duplication Syndrome is a neurological disorder that occurs almost exclusively in boys and is usually caused by duplication of DNA on the Xq28 region of the chromosome. MECP2 Duplication Syndrome is characterized by hypotonia, developmental delay, intellectual disability, limited or absent speech, constipation, reflux, ataxia, progressive spasticity, stereotyped movements of hands, teeth grinding, recurrent respiratory infections in 80%, epilepsy in 50% and developmental regression.

MECP2 Duplication Syndrome was not formally recognized until 2005 and research is currently taking place on this Syndrome with efforts to find effective treatments.

Please join me in sponsoring this resolution to bring awareness to this neurological disorder.

Introduced as HR367