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Korean J Pediatr 1995 October;38(10) :1417-1421.
A Case of Congenital Hypothyroidism with Echocardiograpnic Features Similar to Cardiomyopathy
Suk Min Choi (Choi SM), Heung Dong Kim (Kim HD)
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Inje University, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Korea
Copyright © 1995 by The Korean Pediatric Society
ABSTRACT
A case of congenital hypotyroidism with echocardiographic features similar to cardiomyopathy was presented. The patient was untreated and incidentally found. In 2-D echocadiography the ventricular septum was asymmetrically hypertrophied and chest X-ray showed cardiac enlargement. After treatment with thyroid hormone, the septal hypertrophy and cardiomegaly returned to normal. Therefore, we concluded that echocardiographic study was useful for diagnosis and for following up cardiac manifestations of hypothyroidism.
Keywords: Hypothyroidism | Cardiomyopathy | Echocardiograpy
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