An inherited neurological developmental disorder that is associated with X-LINKED INHERITANCE and may be lethal in utero to hemizygous males. The affected female is normal until the age of 6-25 months when progressive loss of voluntary control of hand movements and communication skills; ataxia; seizures; autistic behavior; intermittent hyperventilation; and hyperammonemia appear. (From Menkes, Textbook of child neurology, 5th ed, p199)

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