TETANY AND LARYNGISMUS STRIDULUS ACCOMPANYING MALNUTRITION IN AN INFANT.
C. C. BENEDICT, M.D.MENLO, IOWA.
Rarity of Cases.
—The relative infrequency of tetany in infants has prompted me to report this case. That it is rare in this country is shown by the report of Griffith,1 who was able in 1895 to collect but 50 cases, 38 of which were in children. Sanger Brown2 was able to find but 100 cases in this country up to 1898. He does not state the age at which it was found to occur most frequently.A careful search of available literature fails to reveal a report of any cases of the disease occurring in infancy, which hardly corresponds with the observation of Holt. It is conceded that the disease is often accompanied by laryngismus stridulus, and usually accompanying rachitis or marasmus. In the following case there was a condition of marked
Clinical Reports.. JAMA. 1905;XLIV(1):38-39. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500280044003