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.
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Andersen,Dorothy Hansine, U.S. pediatrician, 1901-1963.
Andersen disease - familial cirrhosis of the liver with storage of abnormal glycogen. Synonym(s): type 4 glycogenosis
Andersen syndrome - cystic fibrosis of the pancreas, vitamin A deficiency, and disease of the abdominal cavity. Synonym(s): Andersen triad
Andersen triad - Synonym(s): Andersen syndrome
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