[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Case Reports
May 1930

UNILATERAL EDEMA: REPORT OF A CASE IN AN INFANT AGED FOUR MONTHS

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the A. Jacobi Division for Children of the Lenox Hill Hospital, Service of Dr. Jerome S. Leopold.

Am J Dis Child. 1930;39(5):1045-1048. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01930170132011
Abstract

History.—A girl, aged 4 months, was first seen on Jan. 16, 1930, in the children's dispensary of the Lenox Hill Hospital, with a history of swelling of the left eyelids, noted shortly after birth. This swelling disappeared within a few days and was considered of no significance.

Three weeks later, at the age of 1 month, the whole left side of the body appeared swollen and larger than the right. This swelling, which included the face and extremities, would almost disappear at times, and after one or two days it would reappear. Except for these short intervals of improvement, the swelling was constant. At 3 months, an eczematous rash appeared on the lobe of the left ear and on the left cheek. Otherwise, the infant was normal. She seemed comfortable, and ate and slept well. The stools were formed.

Labor had been somewhat prolonged, but delivery had been normal

×