The following case is reported as of interest because of the relatively infrequent occurrence of pellagra in the District of Columbia, the rarity of the disease in children under 2 years of age, the seemingly quick response to treatment of an attack of more than average severity, and, finally, because of the favorable progress and outcome of the case.
REPORT OF CASE
History.—C., a colored boy, was born March 22, 1924. The father and mother are alive and well. The mother has had two pregnancies, the first resulting in a child who is now 3 years old and well; the second, the infant in question. There was no history of eruptive disease in any other member of the family.The baby was born at term; labor was normal. The birth weight is unknown, but is believed to have been about 7 pounds (3.2 Kg.). No neonatal abnormalities were noted.