Vitamin D Deficiency Induced Hypocalcemia as a Leading Cause of Dilated Cardiomyopathy: A Rare Report
1Medical doctor, Growth and Development Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Medical Student, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3Medical doctor, Growth and Development Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4Assistant Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, Tehran University of Medical Science, Iran
Received Date: May 21, 2018; Published Date: May 31, 2019
Hypocalcemia is an infrequent and essential reversible cause of Dilated cardiomyopathy, in infant’s hypocalcemia is usually due to vitamin D deficiency and often results in high mortality. Beside standard treatment of heart failure, restoration of serum calcium levels with calcium and vitamin D supplementation should be considered. This report describes a 5 months old infant case of dilated cardiomyopathy due to hypocalcemia as a result of vitamin D deficiency.
Key words: Dilated cardiomyopathy; Vitamin D deficiency; Calcium deficiency