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Pediatric Angelman Syndrome

What You Need to Know

Angelman syndrome can happen when a baby gets both copies of a part of chromosome #15 from the father.

Key Symptoms

Children with Angelman syndrome can have short stature, severe intellectual disability or other symptoms.


Your child's healthcare provider may perform genetic tests.


There is no cure for Angelman syndrome.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Departments that Treat Angelman Syndrome


Children's National Hospital provides advanced comprehensive care for children and families affected by neurogenetic conditions.

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Cancer Genetics Program

Our cancer genetics experts help answer important questions about your child's inherited risk for cancer.

Rare Disease Institute - Genetics and Metabolism

Children's National Rare Disease Institute (CNRDI) is a first-of-its-kind center focused exclusively on advancing the care and treatment of children and adults with rare genetic diseases.