Hemoglobinuria is rare in childhood. The case reported here is the only one observed in 12,393 infants and children admitted to the medical service of the Los Angeles Children's Hospital from 1920 to 1933. Pediatric literature contains occasional references to this symptom, chiefly as occurring in prenatal syphilis in the form known as paroxysmal hemoglobinuria. Less frequently described is the group of cases in which syphilis is not the etiologic factor. The following case is illustrative of this type.
REPORT OF A CASE
History.—B. B., a white boy, aged 3 years, entered the hospital on Sept. 19, 1933, because of the voiding of red urine. Three days previously he had complained of a sore throat and malaise. Slight fever was noted. The patient's parents attributed the symptoms to an ordinary cold. On the day of admission the child had complained of indefinite abdominal pain and had voided blood-red urine.
NIXON NK, VAUGHN JO. HEMOGLOBINURIA IN CHILDHOOD: FOLLOWING ACUTE TONSILLAR INFECTION. Am J Dis Child. 1935;49(3):710–715. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1935.01970030156014
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