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Case Reports
November 1928

ALLERGY IN AN INFANT OF THREE WEEKSREPORT OF A CASE AND COMMENT

Am J Dis Child. 1928;36(5):1012-1016. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1928.01920290140009
Abstract

A case of allergy in an infant, aged 3 weeks, is reported because of the rarity of the condition at that age and because of the interesting problems that are presented in the consideration of the condition.

REPORT OF CASE  History.—A. M. E., a white girl, aged 6 weeks, first examined by me on Feb. 8, 1926, had been suffering from an unusual form of swelling since her twenty-first day.The family history is of interest only in that an entirely similar condition had not been known in the family of either parent. One maternal uncle had had severe eczema from early infancy. A second maternal uncle had suffered from asthma. There was no history of syphilis in the family.The patient was delivered normally at full term and had been given nothing but breast milk, the mother having had an abundant supply. The infant gained weight steadily, and

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