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Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neuro-genetic disorder that occurs in one in 15,000 live births. AS is often misdiagnosed as cerebral palsy or autism. Characteristics of the disorder include developmental delay, lack of speech, seizures, and walking and balance disorders. Individuals with Angelman syndrome will require life-long care.
Information in this section will help the clinician and other concerned parties become familiar with the many medical aspects of Angelman syndrome, including diagnosis, genetic mechanisms of Angelman syndrome, genetic testing, counseling and rate of occurrence of AS.