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June 1923


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1923;7(6):806. doi:10.1001/archderm.1923.02360120087008

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A bromin rash occurring in the new-born as a result of the administration of large doses of bromids to the mother in late pregnancy is a rare or unique condition. It means that bromin can go through the placenta and have its effect on the unborn child.

In December, I was called to St. Ann's Hospital to see a child born of an eclamptic mother. The child had never been nursed from the breast of the mother, nor had it been given any drugs. Its food consisted of Eagle Brand milk.

The following history was obtained: During the latter part of the mother's pregnancy large doses of bromids had been taken by her, but at no time did she show a bromin rash. The mother's Wassermann reaction was negative. Three days after birth a rash appeared about the eyes of the infant, gradually involving the arms, hands and thighs, with

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