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October 17, 1925

UMBILICAL HEMORRHAGE ACCOMPANIED BY DEEP JAUNDICE: REPORT OF A CASE IN A BABY, AGED TWENTY DAYS

Author Affiliations

MANILA, P. I.

JAMA. 1925;85(16):1201-1202. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670160027005
Abstract

This case is reported because the cause of the hemorrhage and jaundice could not be ascertained, and because the results of blood transfusion and roentgen irradiation were of interest.

Clinical Course.  —Baby G., a boy, born spontaneously at the private maternity department, Philippine General Hospital, Dec. 28, 1924, weighed approximately 7½ pounds (3.4 kg.) and presented nothing unusual except a large, thick cord which the nurse was obliged to tie with three tapes. The infant nursed well and the mother had plenty of milk. On the second day, he became yellowish. On the fifth day, white spots appeared on the tongue and the buccal mucous membrane, and blisters, filled with yellow serum, appeared on the buttocks and upper parts of the thighs. The urine also became yellow. There was no fever. The blisters healed after treatment for one week with zinc oxid ointment and powder. The cord fell off on

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