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December 1918

TERTIAN MALARIA IN TWO INFANTS UNDER TWO MONTHS OF AGE

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NEW ORLEANS

Am J Dis Child. 1918;16(6):391-392. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1918.01910180034004
Abstract

It is not unusual for practitioners in our section to see malaria in its various expressions among children and adults, but it is unusual to note this particular malady in infants under 6 months of age. Medical literature has not given us many references concerning the signs and symptoms referable to malaria in the very young, and the writer presents these two cases in the belief that the manifestations expressed in these cases may be of sufficient interest to justify their publication.

Case 1.—Lillian P., aged 2 months, was brought to me on account of fever. She was an only child. Her father is living and healthy, but her mother died at the time of her birth from puerperal fever. Her feeding history has been a most irregular one, several of the proprietary foods having been given with but little success. At the time of admission a condensed milk formula

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