Basic Summary for Angelman syndrome


Main name of condition: Angelman syndrome
Other names or spellings: Happy puppet syndrome

What is Angelman syndrome?
  Brief description of Angelman syndrome: Rare chromosomal birth defect usually causing retardation.
  Parent types of Angelman syndrome: Chromosome conditions, Imprinted chromosome conditions, Brain conditions
  Organs Affected by Angelman syndrome: brain, face, muscles
How serious is Angelman syndrome?
  Prognosis of Angelman syndrome: Good survival rate but with mental delay or retardation, and physical problems such as balance and speech abnormalities.
  Prognosis of Angelman syndrome: Most individuals with Angelman syndrome will have mental delay, severe speech limitations, and some type of gait abnormality. Patients may have improvement of symptoms with therapy. 1
  Complications of Angelman syndrome: see complications of Angelman syndrome
What causes Angelman syndrome?
  Class of Condition for Angelman syndrome: genetic chromosomal
What are the symptoms of Angelman syndrome?
  Symptoms of Angelman syndrome: see symptoms of Angelman syndrome
Can anyone else get Angelman syndrome?
  Inheritance of genetic conditions: see details in inheritance of genetic diseases.
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Angelman syndrome: see treatments for Angelman syndrome

1. excerpt from NINDS Angelman Syndrome Information Page: NINDS

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