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May 12, 1945


JAMA. 1945;128(2):90-91. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.92860190001007

Pretibial fever, by name, is a new disease. Daniels and Grennan1 in 1943 reported an epidemic among men in an army camp. An outbreak of a febrile disease with similar clinical features and known locally as "Brushy Creek" fever was described by Bowdoin2 in 1942 as possibly a new disease entity.

The following case, which clearly falls into this clinical category, is reported because (1) it is unusual in its isolated occurrence, and (2) it presents an additional feature not hitherto noted:


History.  —F. H., a white boy aged 10 years, was admitted to the New Haven Hospital on Aug. 29, 1944 with fever, nausea and pain in the extremities. He was well until two days before admission, when he became feverish and anoretic. A sensation of stiffness of the upper extremities developed and he complained of shooting pains down his arms on motion.