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Case Reports
December 1937


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Diseases of Children, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Babies Hospital and the Sloane Hospital for Women.

Am J Dis Child. 1937;54(6):1324-1327. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.01980060116011

A review of the literature on purpura as a complication of pregnancy and as a congenital condition in the fetus was given by Sanford and his associates1 in 1936 in a report of a case in an infant observed by them. The literature deals mainly with the manifestations in the mother; little consideration is given to the condition in the newly born infant. The present report is of interest because the mother first came under observation at the age of 11 years and was observed through her first pregnancy. She was delivered of an infant who at birth showed the classic picture of thrombocytopenic purpura; the child was observed to the age of 2¼ years.

REPORT OF A CASE  The patient was a girl born at full term by spontaneous delivery. The weight at birth was 3,470 Gm. (7 pounds and 9 ounces). The measurements at birth were as

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