sudden unexplained nocturnal death

sudden unexplained nocturnal death

Idiopathic death often in young, previously healthy, Southeastern Asian ♂, attributed to a conduction system anomaly coupled with 'culture shock' and relocation-related stress in emigrants. Cf Sudden death.
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The Epidemiological Study of Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome (Sunds) said in a report that 1124 cases of sudden deaths have been registered in the city of Dongguan between January 1990 and August 2013.
The SCN5A gene governs the behavior of cardiac sodium ion channels, and mutations in the gene are known to cause long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, sudden unexplained nocturnal death syndrome, ventricular fibrillation, congenital sick sinus syndrome, and progressive cardiac conduction defect.

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