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Definition

A disease characterized by sudden death within the first 2 years of life due to unexpected cardiac arrest. Some patients manifest hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, lipid accumulation in myocardium, degeneration of mitochondrial cristae, metabolic acidosis, and elevated plasma lactate levels. SCFI transmission pattern is consistent with autosomal recessive inheritance.

Acronym

SCFI

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