This case is reported because of the apparent rarity of the condition. Cirrhosis of the liver occurring in infants, secondary to congenital syphilis or atresia of the bile ducts, is relatively common and many such cases have been reported, but neither of these conditions was present in the case reported here.
REPORT OF CASE
The patient, a boy, aged 11 months, was admitted to the pediatric service of the Presbyterian Hospital on March 18, 1925, with the complaint of jaundice, constipation, and failure to gain weight.Past History.—The patient was born April 10, 1924, at the Iowa State University Hospital. He was the first baby; the birth was spontaneous and delivery was normal, and the infant appeared normal. Wassermann reactions of the blood of both mother and child were negative at this time.Circumcision was performed on the tenth day. The wound began to bleed that night and continued