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June 1938

THROMBOPENIC PURPURA AS COMPLICATION: ASSOCIATION WITH ACUTE MASTOIDITIS, LATERAL SINUS THROMBOSIS, STREPTOCOCCUS VIRIDANS BACTEREMIA AND MULTIPLE METASTATIC ABSCESSES

Author Affiliations

BROOKLYN
From the Otologic Service, Greenpoint Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;27(6):732-735. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650030750003
Abstract

Although thrombopenic purpura has been reported as a complication of other diseases, such as varicella and rubella,1 in reviewing the literature of the past thirty years we have not found a case on record similar to the one we are about to report.

REPORT OF A CASE  History.—A boy 7½ years of age was admitted to the hospital on May 27, 1935, suffering from acute pain in his right ear, profuse aural discharge and a temperature of 102 F. Seven days prior to admission the child had a rash over his entire body, which lasted only one day. The family physician was called and made a diagnosis of rubella. Twenty-four hours later the child began to complain of pain in the right ear and the temperature mounted to 104 F. A diagnosis of purulent otitis media was made, and the tympanum was incised. The ear continued to drain, the temperature

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