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VOLUME 16 , ISSUE 4 ( October, 2012 ) > List of Articles


Living after sudden death: A case report of Naxos disease

Jose Alberto Garcia Noain, Amparo Cantin Golet, Jorge Navarro Calzada, Ascension Muñoz Mellado, Julian Mozota Duarte

Keywords : Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, Naxos disease, palmoplantar keratoderma, sudden death, woolly hair.

Citation Information : Noain JA, Golet AC, Calzada JN, Mellado AM, Duarte JM. Living after sudden death: A case report of Naxos disease. Indian J Crit Care Med 2012; 16 (4):207-209.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.106503

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


Naxos disease is a recessive inherited condition with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) and a peculiar cutaneous phenotype (woolly hair and a palmoplantar keratoderma). Woolly hair appears from birth, palmoplantar keratoderma develops during childhood and cardiomyopathy is clinically manifested by adolescence. Patients present with syncope, sustained ventricular tachycardia or sudden death. We report a case of a 14 year old boy from Spain, who was admitted into our emergency room after being resuscitated from cardiac arrest, secondary to malignant ventricular tachycardia that developed while he was playing basketball.

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