Indubitable cases of diabetes mellitus in infants are rare. Knox1 could find only sixteen cases after a critical study of the literature. Jeans2 says that about 100 cases have been reported, but that most of them are unreliable. Yet, after carefully studying the original papers, six of the cases appearing in the Knox list are doubtful, namely, those of Kitsella, Busch, Garnerus, Caillot and two of Langstein's.
The difficulty is that glycosuria is a symptom that occurs rather frequently in babies, and that there are many different causes.
REPORT OF CASE
History.—L. T., a girl, born Feb. 11, 1923, was admitted to the hospital on June 25, for a serious nutrititional disorder. She was the third child of healthy parents and was born normally. With some difficulty she was restored to health after treament with albumin milk, and was discharged in good condition on Oct. 23, 1924.
SCHIPPERS JC. DIABETES MELLITUS IN AN INFANT AGED EIGHT MONTHS TREATED WITH INSULIN: REPORT OF CASE. Am J Dis Child. 1925;30(3):336–342. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1925.01920150052005
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