We feel justified in reporting this case because of the rarity of the condition in patients of this age. The case brings out the value of the intradermal tuberculin test (0.1 or 1 mg.) in differentiating between a tuberculous and a nontuberculous condition. The presence of mitotic figures in the cells of the punctate was suggestive of a malignant condition rather than of a tuberculous process.
A review of the literature has not been attempted in this report.
REPORT OF CASE
History.—L. B., a white girl, aged 6 years, was first seen in consultation on May 6, 1925. Her chief complaint was an enlarged abdomen and increasing weakness. There had not been a similar condition in the family, nor had there been any tuberculosis or cancer.The patient had been a child somewhat below average health and sturdiness until the present illness had begun. She had had measles at
LYON GM, KLUMPP JS, FERGUSON JW. ADENOCARCINOMATOSIS IN A GIRL AGED SIX YEARS. Am J Dis Child. 1929;37(1):134–137. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930010143010
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: