This case is considered worthy of being reported not only because of the rarity of the underlying pathologic condition which produced the outstanding symptom, dyspnea, but because the course vividly illustrates the difficulties which may sometimes be encountered in determining the cause of this symptom in infancy.
REPORT OF CASE
The patient was a girl, born at full term and delivered by forceps. She weighed 3,680 Gm. (8 pounds and 2 ounces) at birth. The father and mother and a sister 2 years of age were in good health. The family history was otherwise irrelevant. There were no postnatal complications except that shortly after birth a red area appeared in the skin at the right corner of the mouth, which was at first thought to be an eczematous patch but was soon recognized to be a hemangioma. The patient was seen at home at the age of 1 month for
GLASER J, LANDAU DB, HEATLY CA. SUBGLOTTIC LARYNGEAL STENOSIS IN INFANCY: REPORT OF A CASE DUE TO REDUNDANCY OF THE NORMAL LARYNGEAL MUCOUS MEMBRANE. Am J Dis Child. 1935;50(5):1203–1207. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1935.01970110111015
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