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Case Reports
December 1932

DISTURBANCES OF FUNCTION OF THE SUPRARENAL GLANDS IN CHILDREN

Author Affiliations

BOSTON
From the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Clinical Research of the Boston Dispensary.

Am J Dis Child. 1932;44(6):1285-1292. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1932.01950130135011
Abstract

Since disturbances of function of the suprarenal glands are rare in infancy and early childhood, I am prompted to report a case seen recently. The clinical picture was clearcut, although pathologic proof was absent because of unexpected clinical improvement.

REPORT OF A CASE  History.—A girl, aged 6 months, was admitted to the Boston Dispensary on Dec. 2, 1930, with the chief complaint of blood in the stools on three occasions in the preceding two months.Nothing relevant was found in the family history. The mother and father were living and well; the mother was 19 years of age, and the father was 25. There had been no other pregnancies. The child had red hair, but there was no other known incidence of red hair in the family through either the maternal or the paternal grandparents. The child had been delivered at full term with low forceps. There was difficulty

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