A review of pediatrics and surgical literature indicates that acute pelvic abscess in infants rupturing through the vagina is rare. The following two cases were observed.
REPORT OF CASES
Case 1.—A girl, aged 2 months, was the fourth child, of normal birth, and breast fed. The patient had been healthy from birth except for frequent stools. One day suddenly and without apparent cause she became fretful and developed a temperature of 103. Forty-eight hours later the mother noticed a profuse, greenish vaginal discharge, without odor, which persisted for about five days. With the appearance of the discharge the temperature became normal and the child was apparently well. About six weeks later, she again became fretful and feverish. With the appearance of a similar vaginal discharge she apparently felt well. After another interval of three months, during which time the child gained in weight normally and seemed to be in perfect
ROSENBLUM P, BETTMAN RB. ACUTE PELVIC ABSCESS IN CHILDREN: REPORT OF TWO CASES RUPTURING INTO THE VAGINA. Am J Dis Child. 1924;27(4):336–339. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1924.01920100041005
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