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Significance of intracranial bruits in neonates, infants, and young children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  686798     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a control group an intracranial bruit (ICB) was heard in 4 of 13 children aged between 4 months and 3 years, but in none of 43 younger infants between the ages of one day and 4 months. In a group of 70 infants with cardiac murmurs of intensity grade III/VI or more, 19 of 30 aged between 4 months and 3 years had an ICB, compared with 4 of 40 younger infants aged between one day and 4 months (P less than 0.0005). It is concluded that in infants under the age of 4 months, even in the presence of a loud cardiac murmur, an ICB is rarely heard. The presence of an ICB, with or without signs of cardiac failure, strongly suggests an intracranial arteriovenous fistula.
M Cohen; S E Levin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1978 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-10-25     Completed Date:  1978-10-25     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  592-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Arteriovenous Fistula / diagnosis*
Cerebrovascular Disorders / diagnosis*
Child, Preschool
Heart Sounds
Infant, Newborn

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