Knowledge of the pathology of numerous nervous disorders in infants is still in an insecure state. Save for a few diseases, little is known of the factors behind the production of organic nervous disease in infants. Every case studied from a pathologic standpoint is of interest because of the light it may throw on the neuropathology of these disorders. Consequently, the present case is reported as an addition to the knowledge of the pathology of the infantile brain.
REPORT OF CASE1
—A girl, aged 3 months, was admitted to the Hamburg Säuglingsheim in Barmbeck. The parents were apparently normal. The mother, aged 30, was said to be nervous, and the father, aged 27, was healthy. The child was the first-born, and the birth was normal in every respect. During the first few weeks, development was normal. The patient took feedings regularly, first by breast and later artificially.
ALPERS BJ. DIFFUSE PROGRESSIVE DEGENERATION OF THE GRAY MATTER OF THE CEREBRUM. Arch NeurPsych. 1931;25(3):469–505. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230030027002
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