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Case Reports
March 1935


Am J Dis Child. 1935;49(3):703-709. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1935.01970030149013

This is a report of a case of lymphogranuloma inguinale in an 8 year old girl, who showed only rectal symptoms. The diagnosis was confirmed by a positive reaction to a Frei intradermal test.

Although there is extensive literature regarding the disease in adults, no case has been reported in childhood. It has been stated:1 "That it is a venereal disease cannot be doubted; it is not seen in children and always follows sexual exposure."

REPORT OF A CASE  History.—M. M., an 8 year old girl, a Puerto Rican, came to the United States when 1 year old. The mother, aged 30, had lymphogranuloma inguinale with rectal stricture. The disease first manifested itself in the mother in 1921, while she was in Puerto Rico. At that time she suffered from enlargement and suppuration of the left inguinal nodes, in addition to vaginal discharge. For two years previous to