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October 1950


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From the Children's Memorial Hospital.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1950;80(4):606-609. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040020618008

Auricular flutter in infancy and childhood is rare. A search of the literature has revealed only 12 well authenticated cases. Of these, 6 occurred in infants under 1 year of age. Excellent clinical summaries of these cases have been given by Prince and Rotondo1 and by Hoyer and Lyon.2

The case herein reported not only adds to the small number of cases previously described but presents some unusual features which we believe make it worthy of being placed on record.

REPORT OF A CASE  R. H., a 6 month old white boy, was admitted to the Children's Memorial Hospital on May 11, 1949 because of "heart trouble since birth." The child was born three weeks prematurely. Delivery was normal. The weight at birth was 5 pounds 13 ounces (2,637 Gm.). The mother had been well during her pregnancy.Intense cyanosis and dyspnea were present at the time of

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