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OFTD 2-15

Posted by on Feb. 15, 2017 at 7:11 PM
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Today is Angelman Syndrome Day. Have any of you ladies ever hear of this health problem.  I have not until I was looking for a question for today. 

here is what I found on it Angelman syndrome is a severe neurogenetic disorder that shares symptoms and characteristics similar to those associated with other disorders including autism, cerebral palsy, Prader-Willi syndrome.

Due to these similarities, misdiagnosis is a prevalent problem. Late or misdiagnosis may cause individuals to lose opportunities for early intervention programs, resources, personalized support and life-saving treatments.

Symptoms of Angelman syndrome

  • Developmental delays – vary from individual to individual
  • Seizures
  • A happy demeanor – frequent laughing, smiling and excitability
  • In infants 0-24 months:
    Lack of cooing or babbling
    Inability to support one’s head, pull oneself up to stand, and delayed motor skills
  • In young children:
    Lack of speech, although some develop the ability to speak a few words
    Delayed ability to walk, unstable gait or balance issues
by on Feb. 15, 2017 at 7:11 PM
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by encyclopedia on Feb. 16, 2017 at 3:09 PM
Never heard of it
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