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Amanda - posted on 11/24/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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anyone have the diagnoses angelmans syndrome, cant seem to find the info im looking for regarding this diagnoses.

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Katherine - posted on 11/24/2010

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Characteristic Angelman syndrome signs and symptoms include:

* Developmental delays, such as lack of crawling or babbling at 6 to 12 months, and mental retardation
* Lack of or minimal speech
* Inability to walk, move or balance well (ataxia)
* Trembling movement of arms and legs
* Frequent smiling and laughter
* Happy, excitable personality

People who have Angelman syndrome may also have other signs and symptoms, including:

* Seizures, usually beginning between 2 and 3 years of age
* Stiff or jerky movements
* Small head size, with flatness in the back of the head (microbrachycephaly)
* Crossing of the eyes (strabismus)
* Tongue thrusting
* Walking with arms up in the air
* A lower jaw that juts out
* Light pigmentation in hair, skin and eyes (hypopigmentation)

When to see a doctor
Most babies with Angelman syndrome don't show signs or symptoms of the disorder when they're born. The first signs of Angelman syndrome are usually developmental delays, such as lack of crawling or babbling, between 6 and 12 months.

If your child seems to have developmental delays, or if your child has other signs or symptoms of Angelman syndrome, make an appointment to talk with your child's doctor.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/angelma...

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Stifler's - posted on 11/24/2010

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Oh my gosh I've never heard of this before :S I hope you're coping okay xxx

Amanda - posted on 11/24/2010

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anna will be 8 in january, this is our 2nd testing for diagnoses, the first set of testing didnt show any indication of anything and her prgnoses at that time was global developmental delay. Its nice too kno that there are still many people out in the world trying to help others in any way possible sick kids in toronto has been a godsend to us

Amanda - posted on 11/24/2010

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thanks so much for the time and the help katherine, it is very much appreciated,and to anyone else helping

Katherine - posted on 11/24/2010

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I provided you with a link to the Mayo Clinic, click on that they have all kinds of info.

Amanda - posted on 11/24/2010

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thanks katherine,but actually looking for info on weight in as patience, anna was diagnosed yesterday,waiting for the concrete diagnoses, we ave been having problems with her weight have seen a dietician,but was wondering if it might be associated with as

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