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Case Reports
January 1930

CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER IN CHILDHOOD: REPORT OF A CASE OF ATROPHIC CIRRHOSIS IN A BOY AGED TEN YEARS

Am J Dis Child. 1930;39(1):141-147. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01930130153016
Abstract

Cirrhosis, especially of the atrophic type, is sufficiently rare, in America at least, to justify a report of the following case.

REPORT OF CASE  History.—N. H., a boy, aged 10, was first seen in the Stanford outpatient clinic with a complaint of sores on the hands and face that proved to be impetigo contagiosa. He appeared slightly icteric, and an enlarged spleen was noted. As soon as the impetigo healed, following the usual therapy, a period of hospital observation was advised. He was in Lane Hospital for eight days in January, 1928, and was again admitted for a four day period in April, 1928.The patient's parents were living and well. The mother had had thirteen pregnancies, the patient being the youngest child. One brother had died of heart trouble when 14 years old, and there had been one spontaneous miscarriage. The prenatal history was negative, the birth normal,

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