Tachycardia and heart failure after ritual circumcision

A. Mor, G. Eshel, M. Aladjem, G. Mundel

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Abstract

Four newborn babies developed acute heart failure a few hours after circumcision at 8 days. During this procedure, a sponge soaked in epinephrine was applied to the circumcision site and left there for several hours. Treatment was with digoxin and diuretics and signs of heart failure disappeared within 24-72 hours.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-81
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Volume62
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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