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

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

PACE-PACING AND CLINICAL ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, cilt.26, sa.12, ss.2326-2329, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2003.00370.x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2326-2329


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.