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April 1926

DEFECTS IN THE MEMBRANOUS BONES, DIABETES INSIPIDUS AND EXOPHTHALMOS: REPORT OF A CASE

Am J Dis Child. 1926;31(4):480-482. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1926.04130040023004
Abstract

This case is being reported, first, because of its rarity (only eight others are to be found in the literature) and, second, because thus far the condition has been observed only in children (the oldest patient reported was 16 years of age). The subject, therefore, may be of interest to the pediatrician.

REPORT OF CASE  R. L., a boy, when 4½ years of age, was operated on for removal of tonsils because of repeated attacks of sore throat. Two months after, the mother noticed small tender spots on the head, and because of that complaint the child was admitted to Mt. Sinai Hospital. The examination showed pallor, bad teeth, spongy gums and many soft spots on the head, the size of which was not mentioned. The Pirquet and the Wassermann reactions of the boy and the Wassermann reactions of the father and mother were all negative. The blood was not

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