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what are the symptoms of angelman syndrome?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 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.

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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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Angelman syndrome symptoms include what?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Angelman syndrome: Individuals with angelman syndrome have a characteristic facial appearance with microbrachycephaly, maxillary hypoplasia, deep-set eyes, and large mouth with tongue protrusion. The gait is jerky and puppet-like and behavior is marked by frequent spells of inappropriate laughter. Severe intellectual disability and speech impairment are usually present, and most suffer from epilepsy.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are common symptoms of angelman syndrome?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Angelman syndrome: Severe developmental delays, sleep disturbance, jerky movements, seizures, intellectual deficits, & a happy demeanour.
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What are signs and symptoms of angelman syndrome?

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Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
ANGELMAN SYNDROME: Angelman syndrome is a complex genetic disorder that affects the nervous system. Characteristic features of this condition include delayed development, intellectual disability, severe speech impairment, and problems with movement and balance. Most affected children also have recurrent seizures and a small head size. Delayed development becomes noticeable by the age of 6 and other S/S appear.
Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes commented
Pediatrics 36 years experience
They also have some atypical facial features and physical characteristics including an unusually wide/broad smile
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A 48-year-old member asked:

Lacking ubiquitin causes the sign and symptoms of angelman syndrome, is that true?

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Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
Lacking enzyme: Angelman Syndrome lacks a functioning ubiquitin ligase enzyme used in the metabolism of ubiquitin.

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