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671 Possible Causes for Secondary Cardiomyopathy

  • Pregnancy

    When you are pregnant, you have a higher need for some vitamins and minerals. Follow your MyPlate Daily Checklist for Moms to meet most of these increased needs. In each food group, choose foods that have the vitamins and minerals you need for a healthy pregnancy. Learn more about choices to make from each[…][]

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    A 42-year-old man with a history of Billroth II-gastrectomy, chronic alcoholism, and malnutrition developed acute tetraparesis, two days before admission. He presented with bilateral, proximal upper and lower limb weakness, limb girdle wasting, bilaterally reduced Achilles tendon reflexes, and bilateral stocking-type[…][]

  • Hemochromatosis

    We present the case of 17 years old girl with congenital hypoplastic anemia and multihormonal insufficiency due to secondary hemochromatosis.[] Deferoxamine (Desferal) is an iron-chelating agent reserved for those with secondary iron overload caused by dyserythropoietic anemia.[] Abstract Disturbances in iron metabolism can be genetic or acquired and accordingly manifest as primary or secondary iron overload state.[]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

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  • Fabry Disease

    Conduction defects such as VT that occur in these patients may be secondary to cardiomyopathies.[] […] to a storage or other metabolic disease, cataract associated with a metabolic disease, metabolic disease with corneal opacity, lysosomal disease with restrictive cardiomyopathy[] […] disorder, rare genetic epilepsy, syndromic dyslipidemia, vascular skin disease, cardiomiopatia ipertrofica, sphingolipidosis with epilepsy, syndromic lymphedema, nephropathy secondary[]

  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis

    Rarely, it causes coronary vasculitis which can precipitate a severe cardiomyopathy.[] Here, we report a patient who presented in cardiogenic shock requiring vasopressors and was found to have extensive myocardial ischaemia secondary to coronary vasculitis.[]

  • Relapsing Polychondritis

    Abstract Relapsing polychondritis, an uncommon, chronic, multisystem disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of inflammation of cartilaginous tissues, can be life-threatening, debilitating, and difficult to diagnose. This review is based on the authors' experience with 36 patients with relapsing polychondritis who[…][]

  • Sarcoidosis

    This is an update on sarcoidosis, focusing on etiology, diagnosis, and treatment. In the area of etiopathogenesis, we now have a better understanding of the immune response that leads to the disease as well as genetic factors that modify both the risk for the disease and its clinical outcome. Several groups have[…][]

  • Diffuse Scleroderma

    J Invest Dermatol. 2010 Mar;130(3):694-705. doi: 10.1038/jid.2009.318. Epub 2009 Oct 8. Abstract Systemic sclerosis is a complex disease with widespread skin fibrosis and variable visceral organ involvement. Since transforming growth factor-beta (TGFbeta) has been implicated in driving fibrosis in systemic sclerosis, a[…][]

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    Abstract A 36-yr-old woman, G5P2, who had a background history of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was found to have placenta previa and placenta accreta on second trimester ultrasound scan. She had previous 3 spontaneous miscarriages but there was no history of gynecologic interventions. Apart from SLE,[…][]

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