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June 1920


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Am J Dis Child. 1920;19(6):469-472. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1920.01910240059006

So far as I can ascertain from the literature available, no other case of this rare measles complication has been observed in this country. Henoch's 1 description of the only case he ever saw corresponds in nearly every detail with the following case:

REPORT OF CASE  S. S., girl, aged 6 years, was in a good state of nutrition and had previously been well except for an attack of influenza during the epidemic of 1918.She became ill Oct. 31, 1919. She had a temperature of 105 F., congestion of the eyes, Koplik's spots and a cough. November 1, blotches of measles were present on the face and neck, and in twenty-four hours had extended over the entire body. By this time bullae appeared on the ears, arms and rapidly thereafter over the various other regions from 6 to 10 cm. in diameter. The eyelids became the seat of blebs

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