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Angelmann Syndrome Eckert

Page history last edited by Kylie Treadwell 14 years, 3 months ago

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     Angelman syndrome is a brain disorder that causes severe developmental disorders, distinctive facial appearance and behavior, epilepsy, and lack of speech. Many people with this disorder are happy, affectionate, and laugh frequently and at inappropriate times.

  • Angelman is a neuro-genetic disorder that is seen in 1 in every 15,000 births.
  • This can often be confused with the disorders cerebral palsy and autism.
  • Some of the characteristics of this disorder include; developmental delay,seizures, walking and balance disorders, and lack of speech.
  • People with this disorder are usually happy with frequent smiling, laughter, and hand flapping movements.
  • Most of these people have trouble sleeping and don't need as much sleep as others.
  • Some of the people with this syndrome have unusually fair skin and light-colored hair.
  • With age they become less excited and their sleeping problems tend to improve.
  • They do continue to have intellectual disability, severe speech impairment, and seizures.
  • Some may develop scoliois.
  • Life expectancy with this condition is nearly normal.

 

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Genetics of Angelman Syndrome Eckert

Research and Funding

Treatments for Angelman Syndrome Eckert

Footnotes

  1. http://www.armyofangels.org/liam_school_1_sm.jpg
  2. "Angelman Syndrome Foundation, Inc. – Research, Genetic Counseling, Diagnosis, Seizures, Angelmans Syndrome Association." Angelman Syndrome Foundation, Inc. – Research, Genetic Counseling, Diagnosis, Seizures, Angelmans Syndrome Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Jan. 2010. .
  3. "Angelman syndrome - Genetics Home Reference." Genetics Home Reference - Your guide to understanding genetic conditions. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Jan. 2010. .
  4. http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site2066/mainpageS2066P0.html

Comments (3)

rryoung@... said

at 11:18 am on Jan 8, 2010

Nice start! You might want to put some sort of heading at the top that provides a definition of the disorder. Also watch for typos - you've got several on this page. You've done a lot of good work though -- keep it up!

jgeckert@avon-schools.org said

at 9:28 pm on Jan 12, 2010

I like the list describing the disorder, but I would also like to see some kind of paragraph introducing the disorder. This site http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site2066/mainpageS2066P0.html has some information that I think would be useful to you.

Cole Shields said

at 8:06 am on Jan 13, 2010

THIS PAGE HAS BLOWN MY MIND

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