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Case Reports
December 1931

CONGENITAL ABSENCE OF ONE KIDNEY WITH ASSOCIATED URETHRORECTAL FISTULA AND CONCOMITANT MEASLES

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Willard Parker Hospital and Cornell University Medical College, Department of Pathology.

Am J Dis Child. 1931;42(6):1417-1423. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940190140011
Abstract

The following case is of sufficient interest because of its comparative rarity and the unusual coincidental complication of measles to warrant reporting it briefly.

A hasty review of the literature provides no strictly comparable case, and only one other case was encountered in which a coincidental contagious disease occurred. This was reported by Pepper and Lucké, in 1921, and occurred in a boy, aged 14, with rather severe scarlet fever and associated nephritis. At autopsy, it was found that only a single kidney was present, and this had been severely damaged by the infection, the resultant nephritis being the cause of death. In the case reported here I feel that the measles was an entirely coincidental condition, being of but questionable significance as a contributing factor in causing the death of the child.

REPORT OF CASE  History.—Donald M., aged 5½ years, was admitted to the Willard Parker Hospital with

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