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
LEOPOLD JS, ROGATZ JL. UNILATERAL EDEMA: REPORT OF A CASE IN AN INFANT AGED FOUR MONTHS. Am J Dis Child. 1930;39(5):1045–1048. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archpedi.1930.01930170132011
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