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March 1974

Intractable Diarrhea of Infancy

Author Affiliations

Jaffa, Israel
From the departments of pediatrics and pathology, Zahalon Government Hospital, Jaffa, Israel, and Tel Aviv (Israel) University Medical School.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;127(3):416-418. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110220114017

An infant had persistent diarrhea with malnutrition. Her course was also complicated by the development of hemolytic-uremic syndrome with laboratory evidence of consumption coagulopathy. She died on the 53rd day of hospitalization and at autopsy lymphangiectasis involving the mesentery, small intestine, pancreas, and right lung was found.