Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (Naxos disease): Report of a Turkish boy

Narin N., Akcakus M., Gunes T., Celiker A., BAYKAN A., Uzum K., ...More

PACE-PACING AND CLINICAL ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, vol.26, no.12, pp.2326-2329, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Naxos disease is a recessively inherited arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy in which the cardiac phenotype is associated with palmoplantar keratoderma and woolly hair. This disease is a heart muscle disorder causing life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias, heart failure, and sudden cardiac death. The pathological hallmark of the disease is the progressive replacement of myocardial cells by fiat and fibrous tissue. It appears in families descending from the Hellenic island of Naxos. We presented a 13-year-old Turkish boy with Naxos disease associated with ventricular tachycardia because of its rarity, and reviewed the literature.