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Is asperger's syndrome a type of autism?

Is asperger's syndrome a type of autism?

Yes.: There are degrees & variations of autism. Aspergers does have a particular set of characteristics, but it can be considered a subset of autism. Aspergers is probably going to fade away as a discrete diagnosis soon. It is being lumped into the category now more commonly known as autistic spectrum disorder (asd). ...Read more

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Is treacher collins syndrome a mitochondrial disorder?

Is treacher collins syndrome a mitochondrial disorder?

No: Treacher collins syndrome is an autosomal dominant mutation of a gene that codes for a nucleolar phosphoprotein.Researchers cite chromasome 5 as the predominant location for this defect.About 60% of cases are thought to represent new mutations. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Angelman syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome?

What is the difference between Angelman syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome?

Angelman vs. Prader: Prader-Willi and Angelman syndromes are the two genetic disorders of the 15q11 chromosomal region. People with Prader-Willi inherited the abnormal chromosome from father, while those with Angelman syndrome inherited from mother. ...Read more

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Is goldenhar syndrome heritable?

Is goldenhar syndrome heritable?

It is a genetic synd: It is a genetic syndrome. There's a bout a 3% chance the child will pass it on and less than a 1% chance it would occur in a sibling of this child of same parents. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Angelman syndrome and Williams syndrome?

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What is the difference between Angelman syndrome and Williams syndrome?

Williams/Angelman: Williams show distinct facial features, Cardiovascular abnormalities, Hypercalcemia & Hyperactivity. Angelman show severe intellectual impairments, Seizures, Ataxia, Speech impairment. Both are rare genetic diseases involving Chromosomal abnormalities (Chromosome 15 in Angelman, 7 in Williams). ...Read more

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Is angelman syndrome dominant or recessive?

Is angelman syndrome dominant or recessive?

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. ...Read more

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What is angelman syndrome?

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What is angelman syndrome?

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

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What is worse: aspergers syndrome, or high-functioning autism?

What is worse: aspergers syndrome, or high-functioning autism?

Comparison: Personally speaking , there is no comparison. They are both special in their own ways. Both need lot of support and understanding. And sometimes they will surprise you with their normality! ...Read more

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Is turners syndrome a genetic disorder?

Yes: Most females are born with 2 x chromosomes. Ts is a disorder resulting from missing one x chromosome or some part of it in the cells of the body. It is a disorder exclusive to females. Those with ts are born with it. Manifestations vary depending on the genetics. Small stature is one feature most girls have in common with each other. ...Read more

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Is kabuki syndrome genetic?

Is kabuki syndrome genetic?

Kabuki syndrome: is a genetically inherited disorder. Here is a link for more information, resources and support: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/kabuki-syndrome ...Read more

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Is angelmans syndrome sex linked?

Is angelmans syndrome sex linked?

No: This is a classic homework question and an important idea. If a child does not have a good copy of ubd3a from mom, the child gets angelman's. If a child does not have a good copy of ubd3a from dad, the child gets prader-willi. This is imprinting and is a subtle concept, unlike the easier idea of sex-linked inheritance. ...Read more

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How are Asperger syndrome and Asperger disorder different?

How are Asperger syndrome and Asperger disorder different?

None at all: These are synonymous terms. The "formal" diagnosis is asperger's disorder. Syndrome refers to a cluster of symptoms that co-occur and help us identify a disorder. All this will change may 2013. The new diagnostic manual (dsm-5) lumps autism, asperger's disorder, and several others under the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. ...Read more

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What is asperger's syndrome?

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ASD: Asperger's syndrome falls into autistic spectrum disorder. It does not have language and cognitive delays. There are more social interaction problems, cognitive behavior therapy can help you. ...Read more

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Is treacher collins syndrome a genetic disease?

Is treacher collins syndrome a genetic disease?

Yes: In some patients it is a new mutation, while in others it is passed down from a parent. ...Read more

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What is aspergers syndrome?

What is aspergers syndrome?

Aspergers is a mild: Form of autism. Autism is a disorder that interferes with a person's ability to communicate or relate to others whichs starts early in childhood. When people speak about the autistic spectrum they are speaking about a range of degrees from mild to severe autism. ...Read more

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What is tourette syndrome?

What is tourette syndrome?

Brain disease: Ts is a neurobiologic condition involving the thalamus in the brain, caused by inheritance, but occasionally by panda's. It's main symptoms are complex(several muscle groups moving involuntarily to appease a sensory compulsion) tics or motor movements involving various body areas, including vocalizations (complex vocal motor tics).Occasionally ts is debilitating, but most often it's treatable. ...Read more

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What type of genetic disorder is klinefelter syndrome classified as?

What type of genetic disorder is klinefelter syndrome classified as?

Chromosomal disorder: Klinefelter syndrome is also known as XXY condition. Men with this condtion have an extra x chromosome in most of their cells. Not all men with the condition have all of the symptoms described by klinefelter and many are not even aware that they have the condition. 1 in 500 men are xxy. During puberty, most males with the condition are taller with less muscular bodies and less facial hair. ...Read more

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What is downs syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, high functioning autism, asperger's syndrome and what are the causes?

What is downs syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, high functioning autism, asperger's syndrome and what are the causes?

See below: Down's syndrome. A genetic defect that seems to occur with mother's who are older. Fetal alcohol syndrome: this is caused by excessive intake of alcohol during the pregnancy, especially the early part of pregnancy when the nervous system is developing. As to aspergers, no one is quite sure at this time. ...Read more

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What is Treacher Collins Syndrome?

What is Treacher Collins Syndrome?

TC Syndrome: TCS is a genetic craniofacial disorder. Complete description here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treacher_Collins_syndrome See oral surgeon or craniofacial surgeon for surgical corrections procedures. Requires years of management by surgeon, speech therapist, pediatrician, orthodontist. ...Read more

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What is smith lemli opitz syndrome?

What is smith lemli opitz syndrome?

Inherited Condition: 1 / 20, 000- 60, 000 newborns are born w/ this condition which can cause malformations of heart, lungs, kidneys, gut & genitalia. Affected babies often have small head size, fused second & third toes &sometimes extra fingers and toes. There can be learning and behavior problems from mild to approaching autism in severity. Infants may grow more slowly, have weaker muscle tone, & have feeding issues. ...Read more

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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder negatively affecting a person's socialization, communication, and interests. It is usually detected in the first ...Read more


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Angelman Syndrome (Definition)

A complex genetic disorder that primarily ...Read more