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June 1926

MORBID ANATOMY IN A CASE OF DIABETESWITH ONSET AT THE AGE OF EIGHT MONTHS

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AMSTERDAM
From the Emma Hospital for Sick Children.

Am J Dis Child. 1926;31(6):840-845. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1926.04130060081004
Abstract

In this journal, in the September, 1925, issue, Dr. Schippers reported a case of "Diabetes Mellitus in an Infant Aged Eight Months Treated with Insulin." The child died at the age of 2 years and 2 months. She stayed at the hospital until her death and the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, made after careful clinical observation, cannot be doubted. Coma set in after a pharyngeal infection. Three days before death, the body weight was 11.8 Kg.

Necropsy (performed by Dr. Schippers).—The body was that of a well nourished child. Rigor mortis and livores mortis were present. The subcutaneous fat layer of the abdominal wall measured 10 by 12 mm. The muscles were dark red. The abdominal cavity contained a small quantity of clear, dark yellow fluid. In the omentum, the mesentery and surrounding the kidneys, large masses of fat were seen. The weight of the thymus gland was 10 Gm.,

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