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Andersen Syndrome

A form of inherited long QT syndrome (or LQT7) that is characterized by a triad of potassium-sensitive periodic paralysis, VENTRICULAR ECTOPIC BEATS, and abnormal features such as short stature, low-set ears, and SCOLIOSIS. It results from mutations of KCNJ2 gene which encodes a channel protein (INWARD RECTIFIER POTASSIUM CHANNELS) that regulates resting membrane potential.

Year introduced: 2006

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Tree Number(s): C14.280.067.565.070, C14.280.123.625.070, C16.131.240.400.715.070, C23.550.073.547.070

MeSH Unique ID: D050030

Entry Terms:

  • Syndrome, Andersen
  • Andersen Cardiodysrhythmic Periodic Paralysis
  • Potassium-Sensitive Periodic Paralysis, Ventricular Ectopy, and Dysmorphic Features
  • Andersen Tawil Syndrome
  • Syndrome, Andersen Tawil
  • Long QT Syndrome 7
  • Periodic Paralysis, Potassium-Sensitive Cardiodysrhythmic Type
  • Periodic Paralysis, Potassium Sensitive Cardiodysrhythmic Type
  • Andersen-Tawil Syndrome
  • Andersen Cardiodysrythmic Periodic Paralysis

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