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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
  • JLNS1
  • Prolonged QT interval in EKG and sudden death
  • Surdo-cardiac syndrome
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Jervell Lange-Nielsen syndrome is a form of 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.[1]
Last updated: 12/18/2008


  1. Sovari AA, Kocheril AG, Assadi R Baas AS, Zareba W, Rosero S. Long QT syndrome. eMedicine. 2010; . Accessed 4/15/2011.
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