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June 1931


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Western Reserve University, and the Division of Contagious Diseases, Cleveland City Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1931;41(6):1389-1393. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940120126014

The disparity between the clinical picture during life and the pathologic picture post mortem makes the following case of acute anterior poliomyelitis with subsequent fatal bronchopneumonia interesting.

REPORT OF A CASE  History.—J. R., aged 14 months, was admitted to the division of contagious diseases, Cleveland City Hospital, on Aug. 7, 1925. According to his mother, the patient had started "whining and had become mopey and irritable" about August 1. The glands in the front and on the side of his neck became enlarged at the same time, and he had a slight fever. Later the same day, his neck became stiff, and he cried when he moved. He grew progressively more lethargic.The father and mother were living and well. There were three other boys in the family, aged 8 years, 3 years and 2 days, and one girl, aged 5 years. The oldest child had had swollen glands

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