Dilated cardiomyopathy as the first early complication in a 14 year-old girl with diabetes mellitus type 1

Buyukgebiz A., Saylam G., Dundar B., Bober E., Unal N., Akcoral A.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, vol.13, no.8, pp.1143-1146, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/jpem.2000.13.8.1143
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1143-1146
  • Keywords: diabetes mellitus type 1, diabetic cardiomyopathy
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DC) has been reported in type 2 diabetics with short duration of clinically overt diabetes, Impaired left ventricular function has been reported in young patients with diabetes mellitus type 1 (IDDM), but severe cardiomyopathy as the first early major complication of IDDM is very rare. We report a 14 year-old girl with a 5-year history of IDDM and very poor compliance with treatment and follow-up. She was referred to our clinic upon the development of congestive heart failure and dilated cardiomyopathy was diagnosed based on clinical findings, electrocardiogram, chest X-ray and echocardiography, She had no evidence of other major complications of IDDM such as retinopathy, nephropathy or neuropathy.