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February 1936

RECURRENCE OF PNEUMONIA IN INFANCY AND IN EARLY CHILDHOOD: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO PROGNOSIS

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NEW YORK
From the Home for Hebrew Infants, New York.

Am J Dis Child. 1936;51(2):284-296. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1936.01970140048005
Abstract

It is remarkable that for a disease which is as common as pneumonia there should be a paucity of data relating to its recurrence in infancy and childhood. There does exist a small body of facts about pneumonia in adults, but with the exception of the recent study by Finland and Winkler1 the information which is available is fragmentary.

Holt and Howland2 stated: "There is no reason to believe that one attack of lobar pneumonia predisposes to another. Second attacks are occasionally seen." Howard3 said: "There is unanimity of opinion in the fact that one attack of pneumonia predisposes the patient to further attacks." Cole4 stated: "Owing to the fact that second attacks of pneumonia are not uncommon (indeed it has even been stated that one attack predisposes to another) the occurrence of an acquired immunity following an attack of the disease has been doubted or

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