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The acute types of leukemias are often difficult or impossible of diagnosis. The descriptions of clinical and postmortem findings in acute myelogenous leukemia especially are so rare in the available literature that it was thought for a while that this type did not exist as a pathologic entity. As the case in question was diagnosed definitely only at the postmortem, we have considered the clinical progress of this disease worthy of record.
REPORT OF CASE
—Mrs. J. R. H., aged 35, white, domestic, was admitted to the service of Dr. B. A. Ledbetter, Oct. 8, 1916, complaining of "sore mouth and general weakness." There was nothing of significance in the family history. The patient had measles and whooping cough in childhood and typhoid fever one year before admission. She was married and had two children, both living and apparently well. She strenuously denied miscarriages, syphilis and leukorrhea. Until four
SIMON HT, ROSENTHAL MS. AN UNUSUAL CASE OF ACUTE MYELOGENOUS LEUKEMIA. JAMA. 1917;LXIX(26):2168–2169. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590530010004
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