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April 29, 1944

INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS IN THE NEGROREPORT OF TWO CASES IN CHILDREN

Author Affiliations

New Haven, Conn.

From the Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, and the Children's Clinic of the New Haven Hospital.

JAMA. 1944;124(18):1254-1255. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.62850180001007
Abstract

Since it has been stated in recent publications1 that infectious mononucleosis affecting the Negro is limited to 1 case,2 the occurrence of the disease in 2 Negro children in this clinic is of sufficient interest to warrant publication.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.—History.—  F. N., a 10 year old Negro boy, had one elder normal sibling. On the fourth day of life the patient acquired an intertriginous skin rash, and the Wassermann reaction of the blood on this day and two weeks later was reac ionuof s) with cholesterol antigen and negative with alcoholic (4 plushn reaction of the blood was dplus. The tests were repeated at; th16 months, with negative reactions. The Kahn reaction of the mother's½lood is not recorded. Roentgenograms of the long bones at 14 days of age showed no changes suggestive of congenital syphilis. Aside from these data, the past history was noncontributory.

Present Illness.—  Twenty-four hours previous to his admission to the hospital the boy began to complain

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