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Dilated cardiomyopathy and inclusion body myositis.
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PMID:  21922313     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Inclusion body myositis (IBM) is the most common inflammatory myopathy after 50 years of age. In contrast to polymyositis and dermatomyositis, in which cardiac involvement is relatively common, current evidences indicate that IBM is not associated with cardiac disease. We report the case of a patient with biopsy-proven IBM who developed heart failure and major ventricular arrhythmias secondary to dilated cardiomyopathy few months after the clinical onset of IBM, and in whom no pathophysiologic causes explaining cardiac enlargement and dysfunction were found by laboratory and instrumental investigations. The hypothesis of a pathophysiologic association between the two conditions is discussed.
Piercarlo Ballo; Leandro Chiodi; Matteo Cameli; Alessandro Malandrini; Antonio Federico; Sergio Mondillo; Alfredo Zuppiroli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1590-3478     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
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Created Date:  2011-9-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100959175     Medline TA:  Neurol Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Cardiology Unit, S. Maria Annunziata Hospital, Local Health Unit, via dell'Antella 58, Florence, Italy,
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