b. 1915
  • Peter Beighton
  • Greta Beighton


ANGELMAN, or Happy Puppet syndrome, comprises mental retardation, microbrachycephaly and characteristic stiff, jerky, ataxic, puppet-like movements, a happy disposition and episodes of spontaneous laughter. The condition is the consequence of a defect in the long arm of chromosome 15.


Angelman Syndrome Jerky Movement Superficial Resemblance Flat Head Descriptive Title 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Beighton
    • 1
  • Greta Beighton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human GeneticsUniversity of Cape Town Medical SchoolSouth Africa

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