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December 15, 1906

MALARIAL HEMOGLOBINURIA

Author Affiliations

Physician at Ancon Hospital. ANCON, CANAL ZONE.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(24):1992-1997. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210240026001h
Abstract

ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION OF CASES. 

ETIOLOGY. 

Nationality.  —Nine of the cases occurred in Americans, two in Spaniards, one in an Italian, one in a Greek, and one in a Spanish-American. Of the 1,107 malarial patients admitted during the period covered, the Teutonic race constituted 53.6 per cent.; Spaniards, 24.4 per cent.; Italians, 4.7 per cent.; Spanish-Americans, 5.6 per cent.; Greeks,.7 per cent.; seventeen other countries represented, 11 per cent. Hemoglobinuria developed, then, in about 1 out of every 66 Teutonic malarial patients; in 1 out of every 135 Spaniards; in 1 out of 52 Italians; in 1 out of 62 Spanish-Americans, and in 1 out of 5 Greeks. Among 122 representatives of seventeen other world-scattered countries no case occurred.

Age.  —Seven cases occurred during the third decade, four during the fourth, three during the fifth. In the 1,107 malarial cases the incidence by decades was as follows: Third decade, 1

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