Article Abstract

Left ventricular rotational mechanics in identical twins with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (from the MAGYAR-Twin study)

Authors: Attila Nemes, Zsolt Kovács, Anita Kalapos, Péter Domsik, Tamás Forster

Abstract

We report the case of a 21-year-old Hungarian genetically identical monozygotic female pair of twins who were involved in Motion Analysis of the heart and Great vessels bY three-dimensionAl (3D) speckle tRacking echocardiography in Twins (MAGYAR-Twin) study. Small joints of the first-born twin (twin A) were affected by early onset seronegative juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) at the age of 10 years (1,2).

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