Cyanosis in the newborn may be caused by which of the following: Available marks are shown in bracke

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  1. samuel

    samuel New Member

    Cyanosis in the newborn may be caused by which of the following: Available marks are shown in brackets
    1 )Transposition of the great arteries.
    2) VSD
    3) Hyperbilirubinaemia.
    4) Coarctation of the aorta.
    5) Eisenmenger syndrome
  2. samuel

    samuel New Member

    Comments:
    TGA
    VSD is a left to right shunt, coarctation is a narrowing of the aortic arch and hyperbilirubinaemia is not associated with cyanosis. Eisenmenger’s syndrome though a cause of cyanosis develops much later following reversal of a left to right shunt.

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