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Case Reports
August 1931


Author Affiliations

From the Pediatric Department of Mount Sinai Hospital, Service of Dr. Bela Schick.

Am J Dis Child. 1931;42(2):356-365. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940140096008

Reports of cases of Niemann-Pick's disease (essential lipoid histiocytosis, lipoid splenohepatomegaly) have become rather frequent within recent years, and the cases bear such a marked similarity and conform so closely to an established clinicopathologic entity that an additional report must of necessity repeat and substantiate what others have found. The condition, nevertheless, is still rare, only sixteen cases having been described thus far, so that an additional report is warranted.

REPORT OF A CASE  History.—Sarah H., a Jewish girl, aged 7 months, was brought to my office on Jan. 30, 1929, because of a "cold," fever, an eruption of the skin, vomiting and refusal of food.The family history was interesting, because of a consanguineous relationship. The father was 41 years of age and was the uncle of the mother, who was 21. Both were Polish Jews and both were apparently in good health. The patient was their only

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