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Hello docs, is angelman syndrome inherited or a disorder?

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Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
Clinical Genetics 16 years experience
Most of the time not: Angelman syndrome, while it is a genetic condition, is rarely inherited and thus the risk of it happening again in other children of the same parents is very low, .
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Sometimes: Some cases are due to a mutation carried by the mother. Most are due to spontaneous mutations or epigenetic events in the fertilized egg. So, the risk of Angelman may be inherited, but the disease may be genetic or due to epigenetic factors. It is one of the most complex genetic mechanisms yet discovered, and a clinical geneticist must analyze whether other family members are at up to 50% risk
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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Jun 24, 2015

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Please tell me if angelman syndrome is inherited or a disorder?

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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Angelman syndrome: It is a Neuro-genetic disorder resulting from abnormality of genes on Chromosome 15 .

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