January 1, 1927


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From the obstetric department of the Henry Ford Hospital.

JAMA. 1927;88(1):26-27. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.92680270001008

Adult scurvy is such an uncommon disease under modern living conditions that each case is of interest in that it reinforces the evidence favoring a vitamin deficiency as the ultimate cause. Its association with vomiting of pregnancy must be exceedingly rare, since I have been unable, in a fairly comprehensive search of the literature, to find a single recorded case. Because of this apparent rarity, I decided to present the following case.

REPORT OF CASE  A white woman, aged 27, entered the hospital, Dec. 12, 1925, complaining of vomiting, general debility and epistaxis. The family history was unimportant, and the past history was essentially negative except for scarlet fever at the age of 7, and two subsequent attacks of inflammatory rheumatism, which were not followed by recognized cardiac disease. The tonsils had been removed, but there had been no other operations.The patient was married in June, 1924.

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