True blue: a puzzling case of persistent cyanosis in a young child

Porepa, Michelle; Benson, Lee; Manson, David E.; Friedman, Jeremy N.
March 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/31/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 7, p734
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 2-year-old twin boy who was referred to a cardiology clinic for a persistent cyanosis. The 2-year-old twin boy was born to a healthy 36-year old mother who was delivered by cesarean section at 34-6 week's gestation. The twin boy was discharged home with no oxygen therapy while his twin sibling had no need for oxygen therapy. Several causes of persistent cyanosis including cardiac, respiratory, vascular and hematologic causes are also discussed.


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