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November 1929


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From the Surgical Service of Dr. J. P. Kerr, Saint Joseph's Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1929;38(5):1013-1019. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930110112014

I felt justified in publishing a detailed description of this case because of the apparent scarcity in the literature of reports of cases of this type in infants, and since the one seen in this clinic presented many unusual features.

REPORT OF CASE  History.—B. M., a boy, aged 28 months, was referred to the hospital by his physician on Oct. 31, 1928, because of hemorrhages into the skin. The parents stated that one week prior to admission to the hospital they noticed the boy holding his left ear, as if in pain. This pain subsided following the application of heat. Two days later, he complained of a sharp pain in the left ankle, which was associated with the appearance of a diffuse bluish-red discoloration of the entire foot. At that time, the patient appeared quite ill. During the following two days, hemorrhagic areas continued to appear over the left