Miocardiopatía dilatada secundaria a enfermedad celíaca: Caso clínico

Winter del R, José Luis; Gabrielli N, Luigi; Greig, Douglas; Inchauste, Giovani; Quezada, Felipe; TORRES M, JAVIERA; Castro G, Pablo

Keywords: celiac disease, diet, gluten-free, cardiomyopathy dilated


There is an increased incidence of celiac disease in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. We report a 4 7 year-old female presenting with heart failure secondary to dilated cardiomyopathy of unknown etiology. During the five months following the first hospitalization the patient had multiple hospital admissions due to decompensate heart failure. Due to a history of intermittent diarrhea and weight loss, a celiac disease was suspected. Antiendomysial antibodies were positive and there was a villous atrophy in duodenal mucosa. A gluten free diet was started with a concomitant recovery of her functional capacity. After one month of gluten free diet a new echocardiogram showed a normal left ventricle and systolic function.

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Título según SCIELO: Miocardiopatía dilatada secundaria a enfermedad celíaca: Caso clínico
Título de la Revista: REVISTA MEDICA DE CHILE
Volumen: 137
Número: 11
Editorial: Sociedad Médica de Santiago
Fecha de publicación: 2009
Página de inicio: 1469
Página final: 1473
Idioma: es
URL: http://www.scielo.cl/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0034-98872009001100009&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en