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October 1929

SPONTANEOUS HYPOGLYCEMIA IN CHILDHOOD

Author Affiliations

BALTIMORE
From the Harriet Lane Home of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics of the Johns Hopkins Medical School.

Am J Dis Child. 1929;38(4):746-757. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930100066008
Abstract

Three years ago, I reported under the title "Recurrent Vomiting"1 a number of cases in which there was a greater or less degree of hypoglycemia. Since that time, I have had occasion to see four more such cases, two of them fatal.

REPORT OF CASES  Case 1.—During infancy, a diagnosis of hereditary syphilis was made in D. S., a colored girl, aged 4 years, and the child was treated with a brand of sulpharsphenamine. The Wassermann reaction became negative by the end of the first course of six treatments, and thereafter remained negative. When she was 3½ years old, she had an attack of pneumonia which ran a short uncomplicated course. At this time her liver was found to be enlarged, but there was no mention of jaundice.On June 24, 1926, she suddenly began to vomit and had diarrhea. The following day, she was unable to retain anything,

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