‘Puppet’ Children A Report on Three Cases

  title={‘Puppet’ Children A Report on Three Cases},
  author={Harry Angelman},
  journal={Developmental Medicine \& Child Neurology},
  • H. Angelman
  • Published 1 December 1965
  • Medicine
  • Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology
Three unrelated children are described with similar physical abnormalities of congenital origin, reminiscent of puppet children, and profound mental retardation. 
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‘Puppet’ children. A report on three cases (1965)
  • H. Hart
  • Medicine
    Developmental medicine and child neurology
  • 2008
It will be seen that all these children possess a number of characteristic features in common and may be summarised as follows: flat heads, jerky movements, protruding tongues and bouts of laughter.
Angelman (“happy puppet”) syndrome —seven new cases documented by cerebral computed tomography: review of the literature
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A Survey of Expressive Communication Skills in Children With Angelman Syndrome
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The puppet-like syndrome of Angelman.
Five new cases are presented of a syndrome characterized mainly by severe mental retardation, epilepsy, puppet-like ataxic movements, microbrachycephaly, prognathism, tongue protrusion, and
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The occurrence of the “happy puppet” syndrome in the two siblings suggests a genetic etiology possibly as an autosomal recessive trait.
Recurrence risk in the Angelman ("happy puppet") syndrome.
A review of the literature shows a low but not negligible recurrence risk of Angelman "happy puppet" syndrome, and different explanations for this are discussed.
Angelman (happy puppet) syndrome in a girl and her brother.
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