We report for the first time a patient with autosomal recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, who developed dilated cardiomyopathy and recovered completely within 2 months. The benign course, the previous influenza-like syndrome, the impairment of immunity, the presence of malignant cutaneous lesions which contained DNA of "low risk" virus suggest that cardiomyopathy might have been secondary to acute viral myocarditis. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Reversible acute global left ventricular dysfunction in a patient with autosomal recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa / Sergio, Morelli; Dianzani, ; Roberto, Porciello; Bottoni, Ugo; Calvieri, Stefano. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY. - ISSN 0167-5273. - 79:2-3(2001), pp. 321-323. [10.1016/s0167-5273(01)00433-8]