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Sudden cardiac arrest in a child with nemaline myopathy

Overview of attention for article published in Italian Journal of Pediatrics, March 2015
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Title
Sudden cardiac arrest in a child with nemaline myopathy
Published in
Italian Journal of Pediatrics, March 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13052-015-0124-8
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Authors

Lucia Marseglia, Gabriella D’Angelo, Sara Manti, Vincenzo Salpietro, Teresa Arrigo, Vittorio Cavallari, Eloisa Gitto

Abstract

Nemaline myopathy is a rare, non progressive congenital skeletal muscle disorder defined by the presence of inclusions known as nemaline rods in muscle fibers. Several clinical subtypes have been described, according to degree of muscle weakness, severity and age at onset. The course of nemaline myopathy is very slowly progressive, and death is usually due to respiratory failure. Cardiac involvement is rare and generally considered to be the result of ACTA1 mutations. We report the case of a 6 year old boy with typical congenital nemaline myopathy. Nemaline myopathy was confirmed at 3 years of age by muscle biopsy. No mutation of ACTA1, TPM2 and TNNT1 genes was detected. The child died suddenly of cardiac arrest and associated hypoxic-ischemic brain injury, in absence of acute respiratory failure or swallowing difficulties. Nemaline cardiomyopathy was suspected, but post mortem cardiac biopsy did not show findings consistent with nemaline myopathy. Congenital typical nemaline myopathy is not necessarily a static or very slowly progressive disorder and acute cardiac deterioration can lead to early death.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 35 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 5 14%
Researcher 5 14%
Student > Bachelor 4 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 11%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 3 9%
Other 8 23%
Unknown 6 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 43%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 14%
Neuroscience 2 6%
Sports and Recreations 1 3%
Psychology 1 3%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 7 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 February 2016.
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#3,892,153
of 8,295,152 outputs
Outputs from Italian Journal of Pediatrics
#113
of 355 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#146,271
of 334,823 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Italian Journal of Pediatrics
#4
of 11 outputs
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