Although reports of diabetes with the onset in early infancy are being added to the literature with increasing frequency, the condition in this age group is still sufficiently rare to be of unusual interest. We propose first to report a case that we have observed in which there appears to have been more extensive gangrene than in any similar case heretofore reported; secondly, to review the previously reported cases of gangrene associated with diabetes in infancy, and finally, to tabulate and discuss our collection from the literature of case reports of diabetes with onset in children under 1 year of age.
REPORT OF A CASE
Our patient was a Negro boy aged 3 weeks, who was admitted to the Louisville City Hospital on March 14, 1934. The chief complaint was blackness and dryness of the left leg.The infant was the first-born child of a 16 year old mother. The
LIMPER MA, MILLER AJ. DIABETES MELLITUS WITH EXTENSIVE GANGRENE IN EARLY INFANCY. Am J Dis Child. 1935;50(5):1216-1230. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1935.01970110124017