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Other Names for this Disease
- Andersen cardiodysrhythmic periodic paralysis
- Andersen syndrome
- Long QT syndrome 7
- Periodic paralysis, potassium-sensitive cardiodysrhythmic type
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Andersen-Tawil syndrome is a type of long QT syndrome and is also considered a rare form of periodic paralysis. It causes episodes of muscle weakness, changes in heart rhythm (arrhythmia), and developmental abnormalities. Physical abnormalities associated with this condition typically affect the head, face, and limbs. There are two different types of Andersen-Tawil syndrome. Type 1 is caused by changes in the KCNJ2 gene, while the cause of type 2 is not yet known. Andersen-Tawil syndrome is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern.
- Andersen-Tawil syndrome. Genetic Home Reference. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/andersen-tawil-syndrome. Accessed October 11, 2011.
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- Identification and Treatment of Sudden Death Conditions in Young Patients. A presentation by David Bradley, M.D., Director, Pediatric Heart Rhythm Service, CS Mott Children's Hospital. Assoicate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan.