An investigation of the blood chemistry during convulsions in nephritis has not been noted in a search of the recent literature. In the case reported here, not only a series of blood studies during convulsions, but also a correlation of the blood chemical findings preceding and subsequent to these attacks are presented. The outstanding features of this study are the changes which the convulsions induced in the sugar and the alkaline reserve, as well as the absence of marked changes in the other blood constituents investigated.
REPORT OF CASE
History.—The patient, a boy, aged 7 years, had no history of illness other than occasional mild colds with sore throat. His family and past history were unimportant. Except for the fact that during the month prior to admission to hospital, the child's appetite had been poor and he had frequently complained of headaches, his present illness dates from one week