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Case Reports
December 1930


Author Affiliations

From the B. K. Rachford Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati.

Am J Dis Child. 1930;40(6):1282-1284. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01940060122012

An unusual blood picture was found in a patient with varicella admitted to the contagious wards of the Cincinnati General Hospital. Apparently the circumstances in this case are unique; at least, on search of the available literature, nothing similar could be found.

REPORT OF CASE  The patient was admitted to the contagious ward on Nov. 14, 1929, on the second day of his illness. He was a well developed and nourished white boy, aged 3 years, apparently not very ill. There was a polymorphous eruption involving the trunk, neck and upper and middle portions of the extremities, with a few lesions on the face. This eruption varied in character and consisted of superficial vesicles, pustules, scabs and crusts. The tonsils were somewhat enlarged, and slight generalized adenopathy was present. The spleen was not palpable. The other parts of the body were normal on physical examination. A blood count done as

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