Article Text

Download PDFPDF
A 12-year-old boy with chest pain and dyspnoea
  1. Libertad Latorre Navarro1,
  2. Luis García-Guereta Silva1,
  3. Elena Ruíz Bravo-Burguillos2
  1. 1Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain
  2. 2Anatomía Patológica, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Libertad Latorre Navarro, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Hospital Universitario La Paz, paseo de la castellana, Madrid 28046, Spain; libertadlatorre{at}


Clinical introduction A previously healthy 12-year-old boy presented with chest pain and dyspnoea. ECG (figure 1), echocardiogram (figure 2) and myocardial MRI (figure 3) were performed.

Electromyography revealed mild proximal weakness. Blood tests showed creatine kinase 997 UI/L, aspartate transaminase 398 UI/L, alanine transaminase 293 UI/L and lactate deshidrogenase 1730 UI/L. Ophthalmology test showed diffuse loss of pigment in the retinal pigment epithelium. Myocardial biopsy was performed (figure 4). A cardiomyopathy was suspected. LAMP2 gene was sequenced, and a stop mutation was identified.

Question What is the most likely diagnosis suggested based on the patient’s tests and history?

  1. Danon’s disease.

  2. Fabry’s disease.

  3. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

  4. Noonan’s syndrome.

  5. Pompe’s disease.

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

Linked Articles