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Angelman Syndrome (cont.)

Is there any treatment for Angelman syndrome?

There is no specific therapy for Angelman syndrome. Medical therapy for seizures is usually necessary. Physical and occupational therapies, communication therapy, and behavioral therapies are important in allowing individuals with Angelman syndrome to reach their maximum developmental potential.

What is the prognosis for Angelman syndrome?

Most individuals with Angelman syndrome will have severe developmental delays, speech limitations, and motor difficulties. However, individuals with Angelman syndrome can have normal life spans and generally do not show developmental regression as they age. Early diagnosis and tailored interventions and therapies help improve quality of life.

What research is being done on Angelman syndrome?

The NINDS supports and conducts research on neurogenetic disorders such as Angelman syndrome, to develop techniques to diagnose, treat, prevent, and ultimately cure them.

Organizations for Angelman syndrome

Angelman Syndrome Foundation, Inc.
4255 Westbrook Drive Suite 219
Aurora, IL 60504 USA
Tel: (630)978-4245
Fax: (630)978-7408
Tel: (800)432-6435
Email: info@angelman.org
Internet: http://www.angelman.org

The Arc of the United States
1010 Wayne Avenue Suite 650
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Info@thearc.org
http://www.thearc.org
Tel: 301-565-3842
Fax: 301-565-3843 or -5342

Medically reviewed by Edward Spence, MD; American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Medical Genetics with subspecialties in Clinical Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Clinical Molecular Genetics

Last update: 10/16/2007

REFERENCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. NINDS Angelman Syndrome Information Page.

Genetics Home Reference. Angelman syndrome.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/1/2014

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