Truncus Arteriosus: Signs and Symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of truncus arteriosus?

Children with truncus arteriosus are usually diagnosed early in life. Sometimes children develop a blue color on their skin and lips. This is called cyanosis, and it is a sign that not enough oxygenated blood is getting to a child’s body. You should call your doctor immediately if you notice signs of cyanosis.

Other symptoms of truncus arteriosus are:

  • Shortness of breath, especially during feeding
  • Sleepiness and fatigue
  • Poor weight gain
  • Sweatiness, especially during feeding