Acute fatty enlargement of the liver after the new-born period is comparatively infrequent. During the last year we have had the opportunity of seeing four cases, the infants all being under 1 year of age. In two of these cases the etiology for the liver condition was evident; one infant had ingested some insecticide paste which contained phosphorus; in the other arsenic was the toxic agent, demonstrated after a chemical examination of the organs. In the two remaining cases the etiology was unknown; their ages were 4½ months and 11½ months, respectively. Both children were almost entirely breast fed at the time of admission to the hospital. There was nothing characteristic in the clinical history. One child had had a convulsion five weeks previously; the other had had intermittent vomiting for the last two months. On physical examination these fairly well developed children were acutely ill with a moderate rise
KOHN JL. ACUTE FATTY ENLARGEMENT OF THE LIVER IN INFANTS: REPORT OF FOUR CASES WITH NECROPSY EXAMINATION. Am J Dis Child. 1924;27(4):376–381. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1924.01920100081009
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