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What are the symptoms of angelman syndrome?

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Specializes in Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral

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.

Answered Oct 28, 2012

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