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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 1018-4406
Vol. 25, No. 4, 2015, pp. 1-4
Bioline Code: pe15053
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 25, No. 4, 2015, pp. 1-4

 en A Nine-Year-Old Girl With Left Ventricle Non-Compaction and Skin Lesions (Carvajal Syndrome)
Ahranjani, Behzad Mohammadpour; Moradi, Poria; Nazari, Shadab & Farshadfar, Sareh


Introduction: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD), a cardiomyopathy characterized by fibrofatty degeneration of the myocardium with progressive dysfunction, electrical instability, and sudden death, occurs in approximately 1 in 5000 people in the United States.
Case Presentation: We present a nine-year-old girl complaining of dyspnea, easy fatigability and skin lesions. She had a history of an occasional epistaxis and weakness since 20 days before her admission, accompanied by the symptoms and signs of common cold, specially cough, during the last two days.
Conclusions: This case does confirm that dilated cardiomyopathy’s spectrum is wider than ever known and that like what happened at the congress of Boston in 2006, a more comprehensive approach to its genetic types needs to be done.

Left Ventricular; Heart Failure; Skin Lesions

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