Dilated cardiomyopathy as a first sign of nutritional vitamin D deficiency rickets in infancy

Can J Cardiol. 1999 Jun;15(6):699-701.


A five-month-old boy presented with severe dilated cardiomyopathy, requiring intravenous inotropes as part of the initial management. He was found to have hypocalcemia due to vitamin D deficiency rickets. His cardiac function recovered completely after six months of vitamin D supplementation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / blood
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / diagnosis*
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / drug therapy
  • Cardiotonic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Hypocalcemia / etiology
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Rickets / complications*
  • Rickets / drug therapy
  • Vitamin D / therapeutic use
  • Vitamin D Deficiency / complications*
  • Vitamin D Deficiency / drug therapy


  • Cardiotonic Agents
  • Vitamin D