Andersen syndrome


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Andersen syndrome

, Andersen-Tawil syndrome (an′dĕr-sĕn)
An autosomal dominant channelopathy in which abnormal potassium release by cardiac or somatic cells results in a triad of symptoms, including life-threatening ventricular irritability. Affected patients are prone to periodic paralysis, prolonged QT syndrome with cardiac dysrhythmias, and subtle facial findings, e.g., broad forehead with narrow maxilla or chin.

Andersen,

Dorothy Hansine, U.S. pediatrician, 1901-1963.
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Andersen triad - Synonym(s): Andersen syndrome