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January 1922


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases, University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. D. M. Cowie, Director.

Am J Dis Child. 1922;23(1):63-65. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1922.01910370068004

During the past year I have observed several cases of an unusual nature occurring in infants. These cases were characterized by an acute illness, with high fever, lasting from three to four days. The temperature then fell quickly to normal, and with the subsidence of the fever an eruption appeared lasting from one to three days. The patients were all infants whose ages ranged from 9 months to 2 years. Only one member of a family contracted the disease. The following protocol of the first case observed during March, 1921, will serve as an example of this condition.

REPORT OF CASE  History.—Baby H. T., aged 9 months, became suddenly ill March 10, 1921. He had been perfectly well the day before and had not been out of the house for at least two weeks prior to his illness.Physical Examination.—Examination showed a well nourished and developed infant, acutely

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