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What is the difference between angelman syndrome and cerebral palsy?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Cerebral palsy is : a group of motor disorders named by affected body parts & muscle tone caused by lack of blood & oxygen flow to the fetal brain's white matter, rarely from perinatal or postnatal brain damage < age 3 yrs. A genetic accident causes an absent maternal UBE3A gene, 2 paternal genes or only an active paternal gene on Chr. 15q11.2-q13 with characteristic "happy puppet" movements in Angelman Syndrome.
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