Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine

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SJEMed. 2020; 1(1): 25-29

A common pediatric presentation of an unusual disease: non-compaction cardiomyopathy

Authors: Dalia Zaghabah, Roaa Jamjoom.

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Abstract

Background: Shortness of breath is a very common presentation at the pediatric emergency department, but making a diagnosis based on it is very challenging for physicians because of the numerous differential diagnoses, including respiratory and cardiac causes. Case Presentation: Herein, we describe the case of a 2-month-old patient who presented to our emergency department in October 2017 with shortness of breath for 3 weeks duration. She was diagnosed as having lower respiratory tract infection; a cardiac murmur was incidentally found, which turned out to be a very rare congenital cardiac disease: left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy (LVNC). She was treated with anti-failure medications but unfortunately died before cardiac transplant. Conclusion: As demonstrated by this case, non-compaction cardiomyopathy can be easily missed and misdiagnosed because of its rarity and diverse symptoms on presentation. Since corresponding treatment modalities are lacking, the prevention of associated complications is the primary goal of LVNC management.

Keywords:   Pediatric, pediatric emergency, cardiology, cardiomyopathy


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A common pediatric presentation of an unusual disease: non-compaction cardiomyopathy


Authors
Dalia Zaghabah
Pediatric Emergency Consultant, Emergency Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Roaa Jamjoom
Pediatric Emergency Consultant, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Roaa Jamjoom, Pediatric Emergency Consultant, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.; rsjamjoom@kau.edu.sa

Publication history
Received 10 Nov 2019
Revised 08 Jan 2020
Accepted 19 Jan 2020
Published online 06 Feb 2020
Published in print 08 Feb 2020

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Zaghabah D, Jamjoom R. A common pediatric presentation of an unusual disease: non-compaction cardiomyopathy. SJEMed. 2020; 1(1): 25-29. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1573389270


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Zaghabah D, Jamjoom R. A common pediatric presentation of an unusual disease: non-compaction cardiomyopathy. SJEMed. (2020), [cited April 01, 2020]; 1(1): 25-29. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1573389270


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Zaghabah, D. & Jamjoom, . R. (2020) A common pediatric presentation of an unusual disease: non-compaction cardiomyopathy. SJEMed, 1 (1), 25-29. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1573389270


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Zaghabah, Dalia, and Roaa Jamjoom. 2020. A common pediatric presentation of an unusual disease: non-compaction cardiomyopathy. Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine, 1 (1), 25-29. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1573389270


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Zaghabah, Dalia, and Roaa Jamjoom. "A common pediatric presentation of an unusual disease: non-compaction cardiomyopathy." Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine 1 (2020), 25-29. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1573389270


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Zaghabah, Dalia, and Roaa Jamjoom. "A common pediatric presentation of an unusual disease: non-compaction cardiomyopathy." Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine 1.1 (2020), 25-29. Print. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1573389270


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Zaghabah, D. & Jamjoom, . R. (2020) A common pediatric presentation of an unusual disease: non-compaction cardiomyopathy. Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine, 1 (1), 25-29. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1573389270


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