The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that rare diseases range from cystic fibrosis and haemophilia to Angelman Syndrome, with an incidence of about 1 in 15,000, to Opitz trigonocephaly syndrome, which is extremely rare with about one case per million people.
What does AS stand for?
AS stands for Angelman Syndrome
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- Ampere Switch
- Anaerobic Seeder
- Anakin Skywalker (Star Wars Character)
- Anal Seepage
- Analog Secure (US DoD)
- Analog Switch
- Analysis Subsystem
- Anatolian Studies
- Ancillary Services
- Angel Sanctuary (Manga)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Assert - the Angelman Syndrome Support, Education and Research Trust - has launched a nationwide campaign to find the UK's 2,500 "missing" members of its Angelman family to mark the first ever International Angelman Day on February 15.
The Irish actor's nine-yearold child James suffers from Angelman Syndrome.
He has also been involved with the Foundation For Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics, from which he receives moral support.
It was organised by Martin Welsh, who works at Knowsley Community College, to raise money for FAST - the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics.
Brody has Angelman Syndrome (AS), a non life-threatening chromosome disorder, which causes severe learning difficulties.
Angelman Syndrome affects chromosome 15, leaving most sufferers unable to talk and with severe learning disabilities.