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A 47-year-old member asked:

What is angelman syndrome?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Angelman syndrome: It is a Neuro-genetic disorder resulting from abnormality of genes on Chromosome 15 .
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Genetic disorder: Related to a deletion(missing genetic material) from chromosome 15. These children tend to have significant intellectual disability, small heads(microcephaly), coordination issues and seizures.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How to know what is angelman syndrome?

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Dr. Mohammad Homsi
Neurology 34 years experience
Happy Puppet Syndrom: As is a genetic disorder, a chromosome 15 deletion, characterized by intellectual and developmental delay, sleep disorder, seizures, jerky movements, abnormal gait, autistic behavior and frequent laughter or smiling.No cure is available, anti-seizure medications can be given for the seizures.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of angelman syndrome?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Early on: Seizures & microcephaly ( small head), developmental delays may present first, characteristic facial features ( e.g., pointed chin) are seen. Later, ataxic ( unsteady) gait hand -flapping, happy demeanor with frequent laughter, intellectual disability, hyperactivity, short attention span, severe language impairment, feeding problems, chewing/mouthing objects, gene involved is on chromosome 15.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What causes angelman syndrome?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Because..: Most likely due to physical features and some developmental issues.These kids often have some delays.It is a genetic condition due to a defect in the child's chromosomes.

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