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May 1924


Am J Dis Child. 1924;27(5):444-448. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1924.01920110025005

The term subacute, in relation to intussusception, commonly describes a type of case in which symptoms have existed for at least a week, yet does not present the striking symptomatology manifested by the typical acute cases. Certain of these subacute cases offer difficult problems in diagnosis. As detailed descriptions of such cases in infants and young children are but rarely presented, the report of the four following cases seems of sufficient interest to merit publication.

REPORT OF CASES  Case 1.—History.—H. G., a girl, the second of two children, was breast fed exclusively for one month, and then because of failing lactation, five supplementary feedings of whole milk and barley-water mixtures were given in addition to three nursings. At 4 months of age the infant was brought to the outpatient department of the Babies' Hospital because of vomiting and diarrhea. The symptoms yielded promptly to dietary changes and the

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