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Harlic

If a newborn is born with Pulmonary Atresia AND Intact Ventricular Septum, and a nurse says the child is showing signs of Harlic (not sure of correct spelling), turning "half-red half-blue, what does that mean and what is causing it?
Is there a way to look it up on the computer to read about it?
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I think the term you are referring to is "Harlequin syndrome".  In this situation there is a clear distinction between a dark side and light side of the body.  If a child had pulmonary valve atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA/IVS), that would cause the child to be cyanotic ("blue") throughout the entire body.  So it would not be associated with this syndrome.  PA/IVS is a very complex, severe form of congenital heart disease and each child's management is tailored to the size of their heart valves and small right sided pumping chmaber.
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