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Progress in Pediatrics
June 1922

A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE OF SYPHILIS IN INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD

Author Affiliations

ST. LOUIS
From the Department of Pediatrics, Washington University.

Am J Dis Child. 1922;23(6):535-556. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1922.01910420066012
Abstract

GENERAL OBSERVATIONS ON HEREDITARY SYPHILIS  Stoll148 gives a review of the various clinical signs of the disease—naturally a subject to which but little has been added. He makes some timely remarks on the ease with which the smaller signs may be missed, and the Wassermann test be omitted as a result. Stoll describes a sign which might well be due to other conditions, but which he has frequently encountered in hereditary syphilis—namely, an increase in the normal carrying angle of the elbow, which he has called the "knock-knee elbow," and which is due to overgrowth of the internal condyle of the humerus. It occurs sometimes with limitation of extension. Other general discussions of the symptomatology of hereditary syphilis are those of Beeson149 and of Langstein.150

MISCELLANEOUS OBSERVATIONS  Thiroux151 notes that the influence of syphilis on the development of athrepsia is not

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