Case Reports
January 1939


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, and the Hospital for Sick Children.

Am J Dis Child. 1939;57(1):90-101. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1939.01990010099007

Considerable interest is being taken at present in a syndrome characterized by precocious puberty, pigmentation of the skin and an unusual type of generalized fibrocystic disease of the skeleton. In a recent article McCune and Bruch1 presented a detailed description of this entity, which they termed osteodystrophia fibrosa. In their résumé of the literature2 they stated that 14 cases of the condition had been reported to date. The presentation of our 2 cases contributes nothing new to the etiology of the condition, but the cases are of interest as abnormal values for cholesterol, blood fat and blood sugar were found.

REPORT OF CASES  Case 1.—J. P., a girl, was first admitted to the Hospital for Sick Children on July 4, 1934. At this time she was 10 years of age. The mother of the patient was 34 years of age at the birth of the child and the

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