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October 13, 1906

LATENT TUBERCULOSIS IN CHILDREN.

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BEAUFORT WEST, CAPE COLONY, AFRICA.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(15):1189. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210150045002a

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Abstract

The editorial in The Journal, May 19, 1906, on "Latent Tuberculosis in Children" has induced me to submit notes (from memory) of a case of tuberculous meningitis appearing after recovery from measles.

Personal and Family History.  —John T., aged 3, illegitimate. Family history showed one case of phthisis and one of tuberculous meningitis, uncle and aunt respectively.

Clinical History.  —Patient had measles early in January, 1906. After the rash disappeared the temperature did not fall to normal, but varied from 100 to 101. There were no complications that could be discovered to account for this. Eventually the child was taken to the country. On his return he was no better, rather thinner. His father stated that at night the child was very restless and complained of headache, and very great pain and tenderness in the epigastrium.The child was extremely irritable, drowsy, and screamed on being touched, so that examination

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