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Jervell Lange-Nielsen syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Cardioauditory syndrome of Jervell and Lange-Nielsen
- Deafness, congenital, and functional heart disease
- Prolonged QT interval in EKG and sudden death
- Surdo-cardiac syndrome
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long QT syndrome. Symptoms include deafness from birth, arrhythmia, fainting, and sudden death. There are two different types, Jervell Lange-Nielsen syndrome type 1 and 2. It is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion.Jervell Lange-Nielsen syndrome is a form of
Last updated: 12/18/2008
- Sovari AA, Kocheril AG, Assadi R Baas AS, Zareba W, Rosero S. Long QT syndrome. eMedicine. 2010; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/157826-overview . Accessed 4/15/2011.
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- The Social Security Administration has included this condition in their Compassionate Allowances Initiative. This initiative speeds up the processing of disability claims for applicants with certain medical conditions that cause severe disability. More information about Compassionate Allowances and applying for Social Security disability is available online.
- 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.