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August 31, 1918

STREPTOCOCCIC MENINGITIS IN THE MOTHER AND CHILD IN UTERO: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

St. Paul Pathologist and Assistant to the Superintendent, Respectively, City and County Hospital

From the Pathological Laboratory, City and County Hospital.

JAMA. 1918;71(9):729. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.26020350002010a

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Abstract

That the pregnant mother transmits infectious diseases to the child in utero is known. The transmission of measles, scarlet fever, variola, typhoid fever, malaria, recurrent fever, erysipelas, cholera, bubonic plague, anthrax, tuberculosis, syphilis and pus infection from the mother to the child in utero have been reported, but this case is an exceedingly interesting one, especially for those who are interested in the elective localization of streptococci.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —A. C., a white woman, aged 24, admitted to the City and County Hospital, St. Paul, April 12, 1918, had been complaining of backache since Jan. 1, 1918, and since that time had been treated by her local physician. The nature of the treatments were unknown to the patient's sister, from whom the history was obtained. About ten days before admission to the hospital, the patient complained of a cold, backache, sore throat and pains in the chest. She

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