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February 1923

CONGENITAL MALARIA: REPORT OF A CASE IN COLORADO

Author Affiliations

DENVER
From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1923;25(2):130-134. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1923.01920020047005
Abstract

In a malarial community, cases of intra-uterine infection with the malarial parasite are rare. In fact, the possibility of such infection is denied by some authorities, although admitted by the majority. The occurrence of malaria in an infant, aged 7 weeks, would invariably be accepted as a postnatal infection in a malarial community. However, the anopheles mosquito has not been found in eastern Colorado, although Cockerell1 has made a thorough search for the insect in this region. The possibility that an occasional anopheles could be brought to Denver on a train from Texas cannot be denied, but such a circumstance, especially in the case cited, seems very unlikely.

REPORT OF CASE  History.—Baby S., aged 7 weeks, was first seen, Nov. 14, 1921, on account of fever and restlessness. The patient was the second child, the first having died of pneumonia, one year previously. Both parents, born in Greece,

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