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June 1931

EOSINOPHILIC LEUKEMIAA CASE IN A CHILD AGED EIGHT YEARS

Am J Dis Child. 1931;41(6):1394-1402. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940120131015
Abstract

In 1925, I reported the case of a child, aged 6, who showed persistent leukocytosis with extreme eosinophilia and an enlarged spleen.1 At that time I was able to find four other similar cases reported in the literature, all of which, however, had occurred in adults. This symptom-complex has been named by some authors, eosinophilic leukemia, by others, persistent hyperleukocytosis with eosinophilia. Recently I observed another case of this nature in a child, the history of which follows.

REPORT OF A CASE  History.—Pablo V., a Porto Rican boy, aged 8 years, was admitted to the pediatric service of the Mount Sinai Hospital on Nov. 21, 1929. He had been in the United States one month and had complained for a long time of gastro-intestinal symptoms—vomiting and alternating diarrhea and constipation. For many years he had had a chronic, nonproductive cough. His family history was significant in that his

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