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Case Reports
February 1934

PNEUMOCOCCIC MENINGITIS IN THE NEWLY BORN: A CASE IN A TWO DAY OLD INFANT

Am J Dis Child. 1934;47(2):378-379. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960090119012
Abstract

Pneumococcic meningitis in the newly born is a rare disease, or at least it is infrequently reported.

Karplus,1 in an exhaustive review of the literature, was able to discover only four cases up to 1927. Rueda2 in 1927, Heinz3 in 1928 and Uhr4 in 1929 each reported one case. Because of the rarity of this condition, we feel justified in submitting the report of a case that came under our observation in April, 1932.

REPORT OF A CASE  Maternal History.—The mother, aged 21, had always been in good health. Her last menses were on July 2, 1931; up to March 3, 1932, her period of gestation was uneventful. On this day, however, she suddenly became ill with fever, chill, headache and backache. A diganosis of grip was made. She was ill for about two weeks, and had an obstinate cough and rhinitis, which persisted to

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