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Dilated cardiomyopathy in a 2 month-old infant: a severe form of hypocalcemia with vitamin d deficient rickets

Authors
 Byung Gee Kim  ;  Seung Ku Chang  ;  Sin Mi Kim  ;  Jin Soon Hwang  ;  Jo-Won Jung 
Citation
 KOREAN CIRCULATION JOURNAL, Vol.40(4) : 201-203, 2010 
Journal Title
 KOREAN CIRCULATION JOURNAL 
ISSN
 1738-5520 
Issue Date
2010
Keywords
Congestive heart failure ; Dilated cardiomyopathy ; Hypocalcemia ; Rickets ; Vitamin D deficiency
Abstract
Dilated cardiomyopathy, which mostly has an idiopathic etiology or is caused by genetic inheritance or infection, can cause irreversible congestive heart failure. Hypocalcemia is a rare etiology of reversible dilated cardiomyopathy. Here we report the case of a two-month-old girl with congestive heart failure who was diagnosed as having dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to hypocalcemia. After calcium and vitamin D replacement therapy, the patient showed a rapid reduction in hypocalcemic tetany and a rapid recovery of left ventricular function. The cause of the hypocalcemia was vitamin D deficient rickets. She was exclusively breast-fed as an infant, and her mother had a vitamin D deficiency and was diagnosed with osteomalacia.
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DOI
10.4070/kcj.2010.40.4.201
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Pediatrics (소아과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Jung, Jo Won(정조원)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/158104
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