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October 9, 1909

COLIC IN AN INFANT DUE TO ADENOID HYPEETEOPHY

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LEWISTOWN, MONT.

JAMA. 1909;LIII(15):1186-1188. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550150042002b

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Abstract

On reading Dr. Freeman's article entitled "Adenoid Hypertrophy During the First Year of Life and Its Treatment," I am constrained to report the following case. I well recall Dr. Morse's paper of two years ago, but neither in it nor in any other discussions of conditions induced by the hypertrophied adenoid have I seen attention called to the symptoms herein reported.

The case is that of a child about six weeks old, perfectly healthy and nursed by its mother, who was also in good condition. I was called one evening to see the infant—which I had delivered-on account of an attack of "wind colic." An enema brought relief, but the condition recurred the next day. The child was plainly a mouth breather, and according to the mother had difficulty in nursing as well as frequent attacks of colic. Examination with the little finger revealed a nasopharynx pretty well filled

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