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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.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Gene disorder: It is caused by a lack of duplication of mothers gene on chromosome 15 two genes may be involved. Ube3a or oca2.
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Dx 90% lab, 10% PE: 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.
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Provided original answer
Jun 24, 2015

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

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