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October 12, 1895

PSEUDO-MEMBRANOUS ENTERITIS ASSOCIATED WITH ASCARES LUMBRICOIDES.

Author Affiliations

INSTRUCTOR IN DISEASES OF CHILDREN, UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO; PHYSICIAN TO BUFFALO FRESH AIR MISSION HOSPITAL, ETC. BUFFALO, N. Y.

JAMA. 1895;XXV(15):612-613. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430410012001d

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Abstract

(SYNOPSIS.)  This case of pseudo-membranous enteritis occurred in a girl of 2½ years. During the summer of 1894 she suffered from a severe attack of whooping cough, followed by ileo-colitis lasting six weeks. In the most acute stage of the diarrhea she began to pass pieces of membrane and tubular casts of the bowels; six weeks later, the membranes being daily present in the feces, several round worms were evacuated, after which no more membrane appeared in the stools for four and one-half months, when, coincident with an attack of grippe-bronchitis, bits of membrane and two ascarides were passed for two days. No recurrence of the membrane casts since.On Sept. 27, 1894, a little German girl aged 2½ years was brought to me with the following history: father dead of sarcoma of the rectum, mother and one sister living. The patient was born after a normal labor and reared

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