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Case Reports
June 1941

LEAD ENCEPHALOPATHY SIMULATING DIFFUSE SCLEROSIS IN A CHINESE INFANT

Author Affiliations

BATAVIA, JAVA, NETHERLAND EAST INDIES
From the Department of Neuropathology, School of Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1941;61(6):1246-1250. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000120118008
Abstract

Recently an opportunity was afforded of studying clinically and histologically the case of a Chinese infant in which the initial diagnosis was diffuse cerebral sclerosis.

REPORT OF A CASE  The patient, a Chinese boy born April 20, 1937, was admitted to the general hospital on Dec. 13, 1939. He was born normally, the sixth child of healthy parents. The first and the second sibling had died of convulsions when they were 1 year old; the third died of diarrhea when 1 month old; the fourth, now 7 years of age, is healthy; the fifth, who died when 5 years old, was initially normal but later walking was impaired and his legs grew stiff so that shortly before his death even sitting was impossible. A seventh child, 7 months old at the time my patient was admitted to the hospital, was healthy.For about seven months the patient's legs had been

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