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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 463-465

Vitiligo, hypothyroidism and cardiomyopathy

Department of Endocrinology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Ariachery C Ammini
Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.95715

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Vitiligo in association with autoimmune endocrine disorders, especially with hypothyroidism, is not uncommon. Some amount of pericardial effusion is usually present in long-standing/untreated hypothyroidism. Here we describe the case of young male with, long-standing progressive vitiligo, presenting with congestive cardiac failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy and primary hypothyroidism. Cardiac dysfunction progressively improved with thyroid hormone replacement over a period of 2 years.

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