REPORT OF CASES
Case 1.—History.—A. F., a white Italian boy, aged 8, was admitted to the hospital on Jan. 24, 1926, because of nosebleed. Two weeks before admission he had had a severe epistaxis, which had lasted about fifteen minutes. Three days previous to admission he had had a similar hemorrhage. The day of admission he had nosebleed which had been in progress for more than six hours. The boy was said to have had measles four months previously. Seven days previously, he had had red spots on his body. The past history was otherwise irrelevant.Physical Examination.—Examination on admission revealed a fairly well nourished and developed boy with a moderate amount of bright red blood coming from his nose. The skin was moist, with a few petechiae scattered over the entire body, more marked on both shoulders and on the dorsal spinal region. No ecchymotic areas
DE SANCTIS AG, ALLEN AW. PURPURA HAEMORRHAGICA (THROMBOCYTOPENIA). Am J Dis Child. 1931;41(3):552–567. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940090069008
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