Ellen D. Andersen

Ellen Damgaard Andersen (1939 – ) Danish physician.

In 1971, Andersen and her colleagues (Peter Krasilnikoff and Hans Overad) published the case of an 8-year-old child who suffered episodes of paralysis, extrasystoles and characteristic developmental abnormalities (low set ears, hypertelorism, mandibular hypoplasia, broad root of nose, clinodactyly). The disorder known as Andersen syndrome or Andersen-Tawil syndrome.

  • Born 10 July 1939

Medical Eponyms
Andersen Syndrome (1971)

Autosomal dominant trait with clinical manifestations including potassium sensitive periodic paralysis, prolongation of the QT interval, ventricular arrhythmias, and characteristic physical features including low-set ears, micrognathia, and clinodactyly. Andersen et al reported the case of a 8-years old with short stature, hypertelorism, broad nasal root, and defect of soft and hard palate.

[Andersen-Tawil syndrome (ATS); long QT syndrome 7]

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Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM with a passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and informatics. Asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | vocortex |

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