Congestive heart failure caused by vitamin D deficiency?

  • Brunvand L
  • Haga P
  • Tangsrud S
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We describe a child, 3.5 months old, with severe vitamin D deficiency, profound hypocalcaemia, hyperphosphataemia, dilated left ventricle, severely reduced myocardial contractility and congestive heart failure. She also had depressed thyroid function with subnormal thyroxine and non-detectable serum thyrotropin (TSH) levels. The child promptly responded to calcium infusions, conventional anticongestive therapy and calcitriol. She is now 3 years old and received no medication. Myocardial function is normal but she has motor delay. We believe that her transitory congestive heart failure was caused by severe vitamin D deficiency with profound hypocalcaemia

Author-supplied keywords

  • Calcitriol
  • Calcitriol/tu [Therapeutic Use]
  • Calcium
  • Child
  • Echocardiography
  • Female
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure/et [Etiology]
  • Heart Failure/pp [Physiopathology]
  • Heart Failure/us [Ultrasonography]
  • Humans
  • Hypocalcemia/et [Etiology]
  • Infant
  • Infusions
  • Myocardial Contraction
  • Norway
  • Phosphates/bl [Blood]
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency/co [Complications]
  • Vitamin D Deficiency/dt [Drug Therapy]

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  • L Brunvand

  • P Haga

  • S E Tangsrud

  • E Haug

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