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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2012, Article ID 945437, 5 pages
Case Report

Newborn with Dilated Cardiomyopathy Secondary to Vitamin D Deficiency

Pediatric Endocrinology Division, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Received 27 May 2012; Accepted 24 July 2012

Academic Editors: A. W. Kamps and E. N. Ozmert

Copyright © 2012 Hanan AL Azkawi and Angham Al Mutair. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Hypocalcemia is a rare but reversible cause of dilated cardiomyopathy with limited cases being reported in the literature. Vitamin D deficiency is the main cause of hypocalcemia in almost all reported cases. We report a newborn presented with hypocalcemia-induced dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to vitamin D deficiency. After calcium and vitamin D therapy, the baby showed a rapid recovery of the cardiac function.