S. SERGE BAROLD, M.B.; JOSEPH W. LINHART, M.D.; PHILIP SAMET, M.D.
A patient with isolated postductal coarctation with mental retardation and characteristic facies is reported. This association may be coincidental; however, sufficient circumstantial evidence is available in the literature to make us feel that this combination may represent a variant or incomplete form of the abnormality induced by the genetic or metabolic defect that usually manifests itself as the supravalvular aortic stenosis syndrome. The long-term administration of calcium and vitamin D during the first 2 years of life suggests a hypercalcemic cause. The small quantity of vitamin D contained in the multivitamin preparation taken by the mother during pregnancy played an unknown but probably unimportant causal role.
BAROLD SS, LINHART JW, SAMET P. Coarctation of the Aorta with Unusual Facies and Mental Retardation. Ann Intern Med. ;69:103–106. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-1-103
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(1):103-106.
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