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Posted On : 21 Feb 2016
may you send me the common causes of nutritional myocarditis and how to treat them_?
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Nutritional defficiencies causing ventricular dysfunction should be referred to as Cardiomyopathy rather than myocarditis since most often there is no inflammation. Iron defficieny {severe with hb Less than 4gm percent} can cause ventricular dysfunction. Similarly, Thiamine defficiency and hypocalcemia can result into impaired ventricular function. I am sure there must be some other causes pertaining to trace element defficiency like selenium which was once upon a time implicated as an etiology of EMF.
Bharat Dalvi
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