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Case Reports
January 1936


Author Affiliations

From the Dr. Abraham Jacobi Division for Children, Lenox Hill Hospital, service of Dr. Jerome S. Leopold.

Am J Dis Child. 1936;51(1):104-112. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1936.01970130113009

A case of severe neonatal jaundice of the icterus gravis group is described, with comment on the most important papers which have appeared since Diamond, Blackfan and Baty's1 comprehensive report on erythroblastosis foetalis in 1932.

REPORT OF A CASE  A 3 week old girl was admitted to the children's service on Jan. 7, 1935. The family history was irrelevant except for the fact that the mother's father had died of tuberculosis when she was 7 years old and that she herself had had a cold abscess of the thigh, which was aspirated one and one-half years before the patient's admission. The first pregnancy, three years previously, resulted in the normal delivery of a full term stillborn child. It is not known whether the child showed jaundice or edema. Just before the termination of the present pregnancy the mother gave evidence of a beginning toxemia, with a blood pressure of