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January 1926


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From the Pediatric and Pathologic Departments of the California Lutheran Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1926;31(1):31-33. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1926.04130010038004

Congenital cardiac hypertrophy—so called—is sufficiently rare, according to the literature, to warrant recording another case. Howland1 has reported five cases and up to 1919 gathered reports which, including his own, made a total of twenty cases. Carrington and Krumbhaar2 report a case in an infant, aged 12 months.

REPORT OF CASE  History.—Our patient, a girl, aged 5 weeks, was referred by Dr. W. R. Franklin because of gastro-intestinal disturbance, dyspnea and cyanosis. She was the second child, delivered normally, weighing 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was breast fed most of the time. She passed from five to six green curd-like stools daily. On June 8, she had her first attack of dyspnea, and on defecation or passing flatus, perspired profusely. On June 10 she had another attack of dyspnea.We first saw her on June 11, when her temperature was 100 F., her weight, 8 pounds, 2

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