Paediatrics – MCQ 47 – 1 month old boy with failure to thrive

A 1 month old boy is referred for failure to thrive. On examination, he shows feature of congestive heart failure. The femoral pulses are feeble as compared to branchial pulses. The most likely clinical diagnosis is:
A. Congenital aortic stenosis
B. Coarctation of aorta
C. Patent ductus arteriosus
D. Congenital aortoiliac disease

Correct answer : B. Coarctation of aorta

Feeble femoral pulses compared to brachial pulse indicates coarctation of aorta.

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