Study Links Missing Gene to Severe Seizures in Angelman Children

Study Links Missing Gene to Severe Seizures in Angelman Children

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Study Links Missing Gene to Severe Seizures in Angelman Children

Epileptic seizures occur earlier and more frequently, leading to more hospitalizations, in children with Angelman syndrome due to a missing UBE3A gene, according to a retrospective analysis of a natural history study. The study, “Clinical Characterization of Epilepsy in Children With Angelman Syndrome,” was published in the journal Pediatric Neurology. Angelman syndrome is a complex genetic disorder that primarily affects the nervous system. The disease is caused by genetic defects in the UBE3A gene, which contains the…

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