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October 13, 1951

LEFT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY IN INFANTILE POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE: ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC AND POST-MORTEM EVIDENCE

Author Affiliations

Washington, D. C.; New Haven, Conn.

From the Pediatric Service of William C. McGuire, M.D.. and the Department of Medicine (Dr. Joseph), Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven. Conn.; Resident, Children's Hospital, formerly Intern, Hospital of St. Raphael (Dr. Parrott); Pathologist, Hospital of St. Raphael (Dr. Nesbit).

JAMA. 1951;147(7):648-650. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.73670240012006e
Abstract

In a review of the recent literature 51 cases of polycystic kidney disease in stillborn infants or in infants not older than 19 mo. have been abstracted. Only four of the reports recorded post-mortem findings on the heart.1 One of these showed autopsy evidence of left ventricular hypertrophy.1b In no case report was there mention of electrocardiographic findings. It would therefore appear to be of value to present a case in which these findings are reported.

REPORT OF A CASE  G. B., a white boy, was born at the Hospital of St. Raphael as a fullterm normal delivery. No abnormalities were recorded at the time of birth, at discharge, or at circumcision when the infant was two weeks of age. Six weeks postpartum the infant was noticed to be irritable and to have slight frequency of urination and a low fever. When palpation of the child's abdomen disclosed

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