Cirrhosis of the liver in childhood is sufficiently rare, at least in America, to justify us in adding a report of our case to the literature. This case is reported in particular because it involves the differential diagnosis of a number of specific cirrhoses of the liver usually grouped under the loose and misleading term of hypertrophic cirrhosis, each, however, having a different prognosis and demanding a somewhat different therapy. The case herein reported is the second case on record in the English literature in which the patient was treated by surgical drainage.
REPORT OF A CASE
History.—C. G., a white boy, 11 years of age, was admitted to Cook County Children's Hospital on Sept. 23, 1930, with the complaints of jaundice and abdominal distention. The mother stated that the child seemed well until Nov. 1, 1929 (eleven months before admission), when jaundice was first noted. The jaundice continued
CALVIN JK, SAFFRO LB. CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER IN CHILDREN. Am J Dis Child. 1932;43(4):914-930. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1932.01950040114008