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March 1923

POLYCYSTIC DISEASE OF THE KIDNEYS: REPORT OF CASE IN AN INFANT

Author Affiliations

House Pediatrician, Lenox Hill Hospital NEW YORK
From the Abraham Jacobi Division for Children, Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. A. L. Goodman, Director.

Am J Dis Child. 1923;25(3):222-228. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1923.01920030039004
Abstract

The occurrence of polycystic disease of the kidneys in infancy is uncommon. Of the case reports in the literature, in only one1 are the phenolsulphonephthalein excretion and a partial chemical determination of the blood mentioned. The case herewith reported is, therefore, of special interest because it contains the results of phenolsulphonephthalein determinations and a complete chemical study of the nitrogenous constituents of the blood, together with the other findings.

REPORT OF CASE  History.—L. B., boy, aged 6 weeks, was admitted to the Abraham Jacobi Division for Children, Lenox Hill Hospital, Sept. 18, 1922. The mother had had severe headaches and abdominal pains for two days before delivery, but the birth and puerperium had been normal. The baby weighed 7 pounds (3,175 gm.). Symmetrical swellings in both lumbar regions were noticed at birth. The child cried a great deal; but it had had no illnesses to the mother's knowledge.

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