Case Reports
March 1931


Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics and Pathology of the University of California Medical School.

Am J Dis Child. 1931;41(3):582-590. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940090099010

The purpose of this paper is to report the case of an infant in whom generalized tuberculosis assumed an unusual form.

REPORT OF A CASE  History.—A girl of Portuguese-American parentage, born on Aug. 17, 1929, was brought to the University of California Children's Clinic at the age of 10 weeks with a complaint of ulcer of the buttock of two weeks' duration. The only points of interest in the history were: The infant had been fed on breast milk and a supplementary mixture half of cow's milk and half of water and corn syrup since birth, but, though apparently well, had consistently failed to gain. She had spent the first two weeks of her life in Colorado with the maternal grandmother, who was known to have a chronic condition of the chest, but who was said not to have tuberculosis. The onset of the present illness was at the

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