Congestive Heart Failure: An Unusual Presentation of Pseudohypoparathyroidism

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We report on an infant presenting with acute cardiogenic shock. She was eventually diagnosed with pseudohypoparathyroidism, which is a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by severe hypocalcemia, hyperphosphatemia, and increased parathyroid hormone. The patient responded dramatically to calcium and vitamin D supplementation; left ventricular systolic function was normalized within days of treatment. Although the diagnosis of pseudohypoparathyroidism is rare, this case is a reminder of the importance of obtaining calcium levels in patients presenting in acute cardiogenic shock.

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