Suprarenal hemorrhage in the new-born infant is a rather common condition, which, as a rule, is diagnosed only at autopsy. In a few instances the diagnosis was made in vivo, for instance by Corcoran and Strauss,1 who operated on such a child for what they thought was an acute abdominal condition, and found to their surprise a hemorrhage of the suprarenal glands.
Goldzieher2 described a definite syndrome on the basis of which suprarenal hemorrhage in the new-born infant can be diagnosed. Such cases diagnosed in vivo and confirmed at autopsy were reported by Goldzieher and Greenwald.3 The main symptoms on which such a diagnosis can be made are rapid respiration and high temperature with normal lungs. The presence of a palpable mass in the abdomen is confirmatory evidence. Other symptoms that may be present are convulsions, rash on the skin, petechiae on the skin or mucous membranes,
ROSENBLUM J. SUPRARENAL HEMORRHAGE IN THE NEW-BORN INFANT. Am J Dis Child. 1932;43(3):663-666. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1932.01950030133016