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BMJ Case Rep. 2011 May 12;2011. pii: bcr1220103624. doi: 10.1136/bcr.12.2010.3624.

Heart transplantation in rapidly progressive end-stage heart failure associated with celiac disease.

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Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital Interzonal Dr José Penna, Bahia Blanca, Argentina.

Abstract

Celiac disease is characterised by chronic immune-mediated malabsorption in genetically susceptible individuals induced by gluten proteins present in wheat, barley and rye. It occurs in adults and children at rates approaching 1% of the population. Cardiomyopathy associated with celiac disease is infrequent. The authors present here a first case of a severe progressive dilated cardiomyopathy that required heart transplantation in young woman with celiac disease.

PMID:
22696747
PMCID:
PMC3094791
DOI:
10.1136/bcr.12.2010.3624
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