I am reporting this case because of its extreme rarity. Although the first case was reported over eighty years before this writing, only twelve similar cases are found in the literature, and only one with observations at necropsy.
REPORT OF CASE
W. W., a male infant, aged 10 months, was admitted to the Jewish Hospital on July 22, 1930. His mother stated that since birth, on Sept. 8, 1929, he had been having fever at irregular intervals, but only during hot weather. He had to be sponged frequently, and during very hot weather he had to be kept in a continuous bath. He was never known to have sweated, no matter how hot the weather was. For the past ten days he had had vomiting and diarrhea, from four to fifteen watery stools daily, these occasionally showing small amounts of blood.The past history, otherwise, was essentially unimportant except that
ZELIGS M. HEREDITARY ECTODERMAL DYSPLASIA, ANHIDROTIC TYPE: REPORT OF A CASE WITH OBSERVATIONS AT NECROPSY. Am J Dis Child. 1932;44(2):394–397. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1932.01950090132015
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