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Dilated Cardiomyopathy in a 2 Month-Old Infant: A Severe Form of Hypocalcemia With Vitamin D Deficient Rickets

Authors
Kim, BG; Chang, SK; Kim, SM; Hwang, JS; Jung, JW
Citation
Korean circulation journal, 40(4):201-203, 2010
Journal Title
Korean circulation journal
ISSN
1738-55201738-5555
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.
Keywords
Dilated cardiomyopathyCongestive heart failureVitamin D deficiencyHypocalcemiaRickets
DOI
10.4070/kcj.2010.40.4.201
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Journal Papers > School of Medicine / Graduate School of Medicine > Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
AJOU Authors
황, 진순정, 조원
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