Angelman sentence example

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  • Angelman's syndrome is a relatively rare genetic disorder that causes a variety of neurological problems, including developmental delay, seizures, speech impairment, and problems with movement and balance.
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  • Angelman's syndrome was first described in 1965 by Harold Angelman, who noted that a group of children in his medical practice had flat heads, made jerky movements, held their tongues in a protruding way, and had curious bouts of laughter.
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  • Most cases of Angelman's syndrome can be traced to a genetic abnormality inherited from a maternal chromosome (15).
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  • A minority of cases of Angelman's syndrome are due to new mutations in this same area of genes.
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  • Children with Angelman's syndrome have an abnormally small, flat appearance to their skull.
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  • Careful chromosomal study can reveal abnormalities on chromosome 15 that are consistent with those identified in Angelman's syndrome.
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  • As of 2004 there is no cure for Angelman's syndrome.
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  • Most children with Angelman syndrome are severely developmentally delayed.
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  • There are no methods to prevent Angelman syndrome.
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  • Specialized testing of chromosome 15 will be required; the usual tests done during amniocentesis or chorionic villi sampling will not reveal the specific, small genetic flaw that causes Angelman syndrome.
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  • Caring for a child with Angelman syndrome constitutes a complex challenge.
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