Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 510–512

Hypocalcemic Rickets: An Unusual Cause of Dilated Cardiomyopathy

  • D. I. Price
  • L. C. StanfordJr.
  • D. S. Braden
  • M. R. Ebeid
  • J. C. Smith
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00246-002-0251-z

Cite this article as:
Price, D., Stanford, L., Braden, D. et al. Pediatr Cardiol (2003) 24: 510. doi:10.1007/s00246-002-0251-z

Abstract

We report a breast-fed infant with clinical evidence of rickets and with dilated cardiomyopathy who responded well to supplemental calcium and vitamin D. We believe that this is the first report of such an association in an American child.

Keywords

Vitamin D deficiency Rickets Hypocalcemia Dilated cardiomyopathy Nutrition Breast-feeding 

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© Springer-Verlag 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. I. Price
    • 1
  • L. C. StanfordJr.
    • 1
  • D. S. Braden
    • 1
  • M. R. Ebeid
    • 1
  • J. C. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Division of CardiologyUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216USA

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