The case of acute leukemia herewith reported, occurring apparently at birth or very shortly thereafter, is, as far as I have been able to discover in the literature, unique in that the patient is the youngest person in whom this disease has been noted. However, Tancré1 within the past year reported a case in an infant in which the disease began at the age of one month and terminated fatally three months later. Holsclaw2 also outlines the findings in an acute lymphatic leukemia in a baby, aged 11 months.
The history of the case under discussion was obtained from the family physician, Dr. Marie Knudson, of Boston. It is through her courtesy that the case is being presented.
REPORT OF CASE
The patient is a male baby. 6 weeks of age.Family History.—The father and mother (both born in Italy) are living and well. Three other children
SMITH LW. A CASE OF ACUTE LEUKEMIA IN AN INFANT. Am J Dis Child. 1921;21(2):163-166. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1921.01910320058006