What is Andersen-Tawil syndrome?

Andersen-Tawil syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes periodic paralysis, changes in heart rhythm (arrhythmias) and other developmental abnormalities. It can cause physical abnormalities such as a small lower jaw, widely spaced eyes, dental problems and unusual curving of the fingers and toes.

How do members experience Andersen-Tawil syndrome?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with Andersen-Tawil syndrome*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for Andersen-Tawil syndrome*

Who has Andersen-Tawil syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 2
40s 3
50s 0
60s 0
70+ 1

Distribution of sex


Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 4
Female 6