Angelman syndrome

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Angelman syndrome
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The first signs of Angelman syndrome usually show when a baby is aged between 6 and 12 months when they need help sitting or start making babbling noises.

Most children with the condition are able to communicate using gestures or signs, but they may only be able to say a few words.

They may also have problems walking, their balance and co-ordination which can make the legs stiffer that usual and trembling in the arms.

Other symptoms include short attention spans, hyperactivity, irregular sleeping patterns and a fascination with water.

At the age of two some children will develop an abnormal sized small head and suffer seizures.

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