Angelman syndrome

Meghan Gagnon

What is Angelman Syndrome?

Angelman syndrome is simply a genetic disorder and it primarily affects the nervous system.

How do you know someone has Angelman syndrome?

People with Angelman syndrome typically have speech impairment, problems with movement and balance, small head size, Developmental delay usually around the ages 6-12. People with angelman syndrome are usually very happy, smile and smile alot. Finally someone with angelman will flap their hands while walking.

Angelman sydrome

Mode of inheritance

This disorder isnt neccarly inherited. It happens by a deletion in the maternal chromosome 15 or by paternal uniparental disomy. These things happen randomly there really isnt a way to prevent it.

Treatment

There is no spacific treament for angelman sydrome just antibiotics to help control seizures and theropy for speaking.

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