Improvement of Dilated Cardiomyopathy with Methylprednisolone in a Patient with Multiple Fibrosclerosis

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Ibrahim Altun 1 , * , Goksel Guz 2 , Fatih Akin 1 , Nuri Kose 1 , Ilknur Altun 3 , Zeki Yuksel Gunaydin 4 , Cem Sahin 5

1 Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Mugla, Turkey

2 Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey

3 Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Mugla, Turkey

4 Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul,, Turkey

5 Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Mugla, Turkey

How to Cite: Altun I , Guz G , Akin F, Kose N , Altun I , et al. Improvement of Dilated Cardiomyopathy with Methylprednisolone in a Patient with Multiple Fibrosclerosis, Int Cardio Res J. 2017 ; 8(4):e11683.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

International Cardiovascular Research Journal: 8 (4); e11683
Published Online: December 01, 2014
Article Type: Case Report
Received: April 19, 2017
Accepted: July 28, 2014

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Abstract

Multifocal fibrosclerosis is a rare syndrome of unknown cause that is characterized by fibrosis involving multiple organ systems. Definitive diagnosis can only be made based on biopsy findings. In this case, the biopsy specimen of the patient demonstrates pulmonary hyalinated granuloma or sclerosing mediastinitis. There are few reports of multiple fibrosclerosis with heart failure. Here, we reported a case of retroperitoneal fibrosis with massive mediastinal involvement extending to pleura and pericardium causing pleuro- pericardial effusion with dilated cardiomyopathy. Systolic dysfunction was improved and pericardial effusion disappeared with methylprednisolone treatment.

Keywords

Multifocal Fibrosclerosis,Dilated Cardiomyopathy,Myocarditis,Pulmonary Hyalinated Granuloma,Sclerosing Mediastinitis

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