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.
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BAROLD SS, LINHART JW, SAMET P. Coarctation of the Aorta with Unusual Facies and Mental Retardation. Ann Intern Med. 1968;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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