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Published online: 2006-07-18
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Case report
Myocardial microabscesses detected by endomyocardial biopsy in a patient with dilated cardiomyopathy and celiac disease: a case report

Łukasz Mazurkiewicz, Zofia T. Bilińska, Adam Witkowski, Jacek Grzybowski, Ewa Michalak, Andrzej Bieganowski, Ewa Walczak, Teresa Wagner, Bogdan Woźniewicz, Witold Rużyłło
Kardiol Pol 2006;64(7):733-736.

open access

Vol 64, No 7 (2006)
Other
Published online: 2006-07-18
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A case of an 18-year-old male with a one-month history of progressive heart failure and suspected viral myocarditis is presented. Myocardial biopsy revealed mononuclear infiltration and the presence of granulocytes with micro-abscesses. Small bowel biopsy and autoimmunological examinations documented the presence of celiac disease. The patient’s condition gradually improved following antibiotics, standard heart failure treatment, dental caries therapy and introduction of gluten-free diet.

Abstract

A case of an 18-year-old male with a one-month history of progressive heart failure and suspected viral myocarditis is presented. Myocardial biopsy revealed mononuclear infiltration and the presence of granulocytes with micro-abscesses. Small bowel biopsy and autoimmunological examinations documented the presence of celiac disease. The patient’s condition gradually improved following antibiotics, standard heart failure treatment, dental caries therapy and introduction of gluten-free diet.
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Keywords

myocardial abscesses; dilated cardiomyopathy; celiac disease

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Title

Case report
Myocardial microabscesses detected by endomyocardial biopsy in a patient with dilated cardiomyopathy and celiac disease: a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 64, No 7 (2006)

Pages

733-736

Published online

2006-07-18

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2006;64(7):733-736.

Keywords

myocardial abscesses
dilated cardiomyopathy
celiac disease

Authors

Łukasz Mazurkiewicz
Zofia T. Bilińska
Adam Witkowski
Jacek Grzybowski
Ewa Michalak
Andrzej Bieganowski
Ewa Walczak
Teresa Wagner
Bogdan Woźniewicz
Witold Rużyłło

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