ANGELMAN SYNDROME & TREATMENT
Definition: What is "Angelman Syndrome"?
Angelman syndrome is a hereditary disorder that causes developmental disabilities & neurological problems, such as balancing & walking & difficulty speaking. Regular smiles & outbursts of laughter are common for people with Angelman syndrome & many have happy, excitable personalities.
Symptoms & Signs
Angelman Syndrome symptoms includes lack of or minimal speech, inability to walk, move or balance well, frequent smiling & laughter, frequent smiling & laughter & developmental delays, such as lack of crawling or babbling at 9 to 12 months & mental retardation.
Treatment: How to Treat "Angelman Syndrome"?
Medications of this disease depend on the signs & symptoms of the person. Treatments include anti-seizure medication, communication therapy, physical therapy & behavioral or social therapy.
Angelman Syndrome's often caused by problems with a gene located on chromosome 15 called UBE3A genes. You obtain your genes, which occur in pairs, from your mother & father.
Your doctor will require a blood sample from your child. A mixture of hereditary tests can expose the chromosome defects related to this disease. Examinations include Chromosome analysis (karyotyping), FISH or Fluorescent in situ hybridization & DNA methylation test. DNA methylation test reveals a gene's imprinting pattern.