Happy Puppet Syndrome

Happy Puppet syndrome, also known as Angelman's syndrome, is characterized by developmental delay, intellectual disability, skull malformation, seizures, sleep disturbances, jerky movements, and happy behavior (always smiling or laughing). Other features include slow gait, protruding tongue, feeding problems, frequent drooling, speech impairment, being highly sociable, and hyperactivity. This syndrome is caused by a partial deletion, mutation, or genetic issue with the 15th chromosome. Happy Puppet syndrome has no cure; however, those who are affected can be supported with pertinent therapies such as occupational, speech, and physical.

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