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What is Andersen-Tawil syndrome?

What is Andersen-Tawil syndrome?

  • Andersen-Tawil syndrome: A rare disorder where a genetic mutation causes periods of muscle weakness, heart rhythm abnormalities and various physical development abnormalities. It is believed to be caused by problems with the way the body utilizes potassium.

Andersen-Tawil syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Andersen-Tawil syndrome, or a subtype of Andersen-Tawil syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Andersen-Tawil syndrome: Introduction

Types of Andersen-Tawil syndrome:

Broader types of Andersen-Tawil syndrome:

How many people get Andersen-Tawil syndrome?

Prevalance of Andersen-Tawil syndrome: 100 people have been reported with Andersen-Tawil syndrome worldwide, Genetics Home Reference
Prevalance Rate of Andersen-Tawil syndrome: approx 1 in 60,000,000 or 0.00% or 4 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Andersen-Tawil syndrome?

Complications of Andersen-Tawil syndrome: see complications of Andersen-Tawil syndrome

What causes Andersen-Tawil syndrome?

Causes of Andersen-Tawil syndrome: see causes of Andersen-Tawil syndrome

What are the symptoms of Andersen-Tawil syndrome?

Symptoms of Andersen-Tawil syndrome: see symptoms of Andersen-Tawil syndrome

Complications of Andersen-Tawil syndrome: see complications of Andersen-Tawil syndrome

Can anyone else get Andersen-Tawil syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Andersen-Tawil syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Andersen-Tawil syndrome

Andersen-Tawil syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Andersen-Tawil syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Andersen-Tawil syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Andersen-Tawil syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Andersen-Tawil syndrome.
Treatments for Andersen-Tawil syndrome: see treatments for Andersen-Tawil syndrome
Research for Andersen-Tawil syndrome: see research for Andersen-Tawil syndrome

Name and Aliases of Andersen-Tawil syndrome

Main name of condition: Andersen-Tawil syndrome

Other names or spellings for Andersen-Tawil syndrome:

Andersen syndrome, Andersen cardiodysrhythmic periodic paralysis, ATS, long QT syndrome 7, LQT7, periodic paralysis, potassium-sensitive cardiodysrhythmic type, Potassium-sensitive periodic paralysis, ventricular ectopy, and dysmorphic features, Andersen cardiodysrythmic periodic paralysis

Periodic paralysis, potassium-sensitive cardiodysrhythmic type, Andersen cardiodysrhythmic periodic paralysis Source - Diseases Database

Andersen cardiodysrythmic periodic paralysis, Andersen syndrome, LQT7, Long QT syndrome 7, Potassium-sensitive periodic paralysis, ventricular ectopy, and dysmorphic features
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Andersen-Tawil syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Andersen-Tawil syndrome:

 

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