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|Title: ||Childhood Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Jos, Nigeria|
|Authors: ||Bode-Thomas, F.|
|Issue Date: ||Dec-2005|
|Publisher: ||Sahel Medical Journal|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol. 8;Iss. 4; Pp 100-105|
|Abstract: ||Objective: to study the pattern of childhood dilated cardiomyopathy in Jos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.
Methodology: Paediatric echocardiography records (January 2000 to June 2002 - 2 and %
years) were reviewed and cases oj dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) Identified. Clinical,
radiologic, electro- and echocardiographic data of identified cases were reviewed.
Results: childhood DCM (6 cases) was the commonest acquired heart condition diagnosed
in children under the age oj 5 years. Four patients presented with recurrent episodes of congestive heart failure (CHF) while 2 presented during their first episode. DCM was Initially considered in only 1 child. Another child suffered a cerebro-oascu ar accident (CVA) before the diagnosis was made. Conclusions: DCM should be considered early in young children with long-standing or
recurrent CHF. A high index of suspicion, early diagnosis and appropriate management should reduce morbidity, prevent complications and prolong survival.|
|Appears in Collections:||Paediatrics|
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