Study Title:

Celiac disease associated with dilated cardiomyopathy

Study Abstract

Celiac disease is an intestinal disorder caused by an immunologic response to gluten, which results in diffuse damage to the proximal small intestinal mucosa with malabsorption of nutrients. An association between celiac disease and nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy has been noted. Cardiomyopathy has been shown to improve in some patients on a gluten-free diet. We report a case of progressively worsening dilated cardiomyopathy in a patient with documented celiac disease.

Study Information


Celiac disease associated with dilated cardiomyopathy
South Med J.
2009 October

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19738524