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PAROXYSMAL TACHYCARDIA IN AN INFANT

Mildred Van Cleve, M.D.
JAMA. 1930;94(22):1758. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.27120480002011b.
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Paroxysmal tachycardia is of rare occurrence in childhood, and especially so in early infancy. Willius and Amberg1 recently collected and summarized the twenty-three cases previously reported, adding another case of their own of paroxysmal tachycardia with syncope in a child of 7 years. Only eight of these twenty-four cases occurred in infants less than 1 year of age.

The case here reported is one of paroxysmal tachycardia with syncope in an apparently healthy infant of 7 months, with no other evidence of cardiac disturbance.

REPORT OF CASE  M. M., a white girl, born after a full-term pregnancy terminated by a difficult labor with high forceps delivery, was apparently entirely normal at birth and weighed 8 pounds (3.6 Kg.). On discharge from the hospital at the age of 2 weeks she was in good condition and was on breast feedings supplemented by a cow's milk formula.She was first seen

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