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angelman syndrome information needed?

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Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 47 years experience
Angelman: The answer can be found here: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/angelman/angelman.Htm.
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Look it up: Partial deletion chromosome 15 can be associated with clinical spectrum of angelmans. Described as the happy puppet, often small child with elfin face and sweet affect. Can have seizures, autistic behavior, learning problems, other health issues. There is an angelmans web site.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is angelman syndrome dominant or recessive?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Neither: Angelman's syndrome doesn't follow simple mendelian genetics. Rather, it's due to de novo single genetic mutations, translocational errors, chromosomal abnormalities, or more commonly epi-genetic mutations such as changes in dna methylation.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What sort of problem is angelman syndrome?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Angelman syndrome: Angelman syndrome is a genetic cause of developmental delay and neurological problems. Affected kids have"flat heads, jerky movements, protruding tongues, and bouts of laughter." infants appear normal at birth, but often have feeding problems in the first months of life and exhibit noticeable developmental delays by 6 to 12 months. Info at: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/angelman/angelman.Htm.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Are there official recommendations for treating angelman syndrome?

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Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 61 years experience
Treated, not curable: Available treatments are supportive and symptomatic, not curative.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Does the doctor need to do to tests to be sure if the diagnosis is angelman syndrome?

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Dr. Scott McLean
Clinical Genetics 35 years experience
Genetic tests help: But tests alone will not confirm the diagnosis in 1 out of 10 children with angelman syndrome. Common signs are very delayed development, speech impairment, and trouble with coordination. A specific and complex checklist is the standard way to establish the diagnosis. Anywhere from 1 to 6 genetic tests are used to confirm the diagnosis and tell us if the condition might happen again in the family.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

I'm curious. What symptoms go along with angelman syndrome?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Developmental delay: Described in 1965, infants are normal at birth. There is little or no development of speech the child is usually happy & smiling. There is a large mouth with a protruding tongue, hyperactivity is common. Gait is wide based and ataxic with tremulous movements. Pubertal development is delayed, adult height is less than the 3rd percentile. It is associated with a deletion on chromosome 15.

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