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December 29, 1923

ACUTE APPENDICITIS AND INTUSSUSCEPTION IN INFANCY

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Atlanta, Ga.

JAMA. 1923;81(26):2184-2185. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.26510260001011
Abstract

Ileocecal intussusception is not an unusual condition in infancy, but the occurrence of acute appendicitis complicating this is worthy of note.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —M. O., a white girl, aged 8 months, referred to me, April 29, 1923, was an only child; she was born at full term and had never been sick until the present time. She had been breast fed since birth at irregular intervals, and for the last months had been allowed to have fruits and cereals. On the morning of April 27, the infant was given a small piece of uncooked apple. The next morning at 8 o'clock she vomited a large amount of milk taken shortly before. About one hour later she vomited again and was then given an enema. Only a small amount of fecal matter was returned. During the day she was irritable and restless, but did not appear to be acutely

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