Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in Danon disease

Gaetano Nucifora, Daniela Miani, Gianluca Piccoli, Alessandro Proclemer

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Danon disease is a rare X-linked dominant metabolic disorder caused by a primary deficiency in lysosome-associated membrane protein 2. It is characterized by the development of cardiac disease, skeletal myopathy and cognitive disorder. Due to the rarity of Danon disease, physicians may be unfamiliar with the phenotype, confusing it with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or other causes of left ventricular hypertrophy. The present report demonstrates the clinical value of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnostic work-up of Danon disease.

Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Danon disease
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Nucifora, G., Miani, D., Piccoli, G., & Proclemer, A. (2012). Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in Danon disease. Cardiology, 121(1), 27-30.