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What causes angelman syndrome?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Because..

Most likely due to physical features and some developmental issues.
These kids often have some delays.It is a genetic condition due to a defect in the child's chromosomes.

In brief: Because..

Most likely due to physical features and some developmental issues.
These kids often have some delays.It is a genetic condition due to a defect in the child's chromosomes.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Richard Roberts
Clinical Genetics

In brief: Dx 90% lab, 10% PE

A clinical geneticist can make a diagnosis by observing the combination of unusual behavioral features and severe developmental delay, usually by 2 years of age.
90% confirmed by convoluted genetic testing, 10% by clinical presentation alone. Treatment includes the full range of therapies for developmental delay, especially speech therapy initially concentrating on nonverbal communication.

In brief: Dx 90% lab, 10% PE

A clinical geneticist can make a diagnosis by observing the combination of unusual behavioral features and severe developmental delay, usually by 2 years of age.
90% confirmed by convoluted genetic testing, 10% by clinical presentation alone. Treatment includes the full range of therapies for developmental delay, especially speech therapy initially concentrating on nonverbal communication.
Dr. Richard Roberts
Dr. Richard Roberts
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Dr. Richard Roberts
For a complete review, see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1144/
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Gene disorder

It is caused by a lack of duplication of mothers gene on chromosome 15 two genes may be involved.
Ube3a or oca2.

In brief: Gene disorder

It is caused by a lack of duplication of mothers gene on chromosome 15 two genes may be involved.
Ube3a or oca2.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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