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What causes angelman syndrome?

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Dr. Mark Diamond answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

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.

Answered Aug 14, 2016

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Dr. Oscar Novick answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

It is caused by a lack of duplication of mothers gene on chromosome 15 two genes may be involved. Ube3a or oca2.

Answered Oct 4, 2016

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Dr. Richard Roberts answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

A clinical geneticist can make a diagnosis by observing the combination of unusual behavioral features and severe developmental delay, usually by 2 years of age. 90% confirmed by convoluted genetic testing, 10% by clinical presentation alone. Treatment includes the full range of therapies for developmental delay, especially speech therapy initially concentrating on nonverbal communication.

Answered Jul 7, 2015

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