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June 1922

IDIOPATHIC APLASTIC ANEMIA: REPORT OF CASE IN A CHILD FOUR YEARS OLD; MARKED IMPROVEMENT FROM TRANSFUSION

Am J Dis Child. 1922;23(6):484-492. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1922.01910420015003
Abstract

REPORT OF CASE  M. L., female, aged 4, was admitted to Lebanon Hospital Nov. 4, 1921.Family History.—Parents apparently healthy; no history of tuberculosis or syphilis; no members of the family have had any diseases of the blood or the blood forming organs. Patient has one sister who is healthy.Personal History.—Full term, normal delivery; breast fed; normal physical and mental development during infancy. Measles at 2 years of age, no complications.Present Illness.—During the past two weeks she has had fever, has become more and more pale and weak; complained of pain in the abdomen.Physical Examination.—Child apathetic; marked grayish white pallor; puffiness of the face, especially the eyelids; all the mucous membranes are very pale. Sciera bluish, not yellowish. No distinct enlargement of the lymph nodes.Heart: No murmur, no marked enlargement; regular but rapid (130).Lungs: Negative.Abdomen: Negative; liver and spleen not

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