Brugada syndrome in childhood: a potential fatal arrhythmia not always recognised by paediatricians. A case report and review of the literature

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Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
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Title
Brugada syndrome in childhood: a potential fatal arrhythmia not always recognised by paediatricians. A case report and review of the literature
Journal
European Journal of Pediatrics
Author(s)
Mivelaz  Y., Di Bernardo  S., Pruvot  E., Meijboom  E. J., Sekarski  N.
ISSN
0340-6199 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
08/2006
Volume
165
Number
8
Pages
507-11
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Case Reports
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Review --- Old month value: Aug
Abstract
We report on a youngster followed by his paediatrician from birth until 14 years of age for premature beats, most likely of ventricular origin. The sudden death of his sister provoked a re-assessment of his electrocardiograms (ECG), resulting in the diagnosis of Brugada syndrome and the subsequent implantation of a cardioverter defibrillator. This syndrome is a well known entity in adult cardiology, first described by Brugada and Brugada in 1992. It is considered to be the second most common cause of death in young adults after road traffic accidents. In children, however, the Brugada syndrome is not well known and we believe to be certainly underdiagnosed.
Keywords
Adolescent Adult Ajmaline/diagnostic use Brugada Syndrome/*diagnosis/genetics/surgery Death, Sudden/etiology Defibrillators, Implantable Electrocardiography Female Humans Male Siblings Sodium Channel Blockers/diagnostic use Tachycardia, Ventricular/diagnosis/etiology
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