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Case Reports
January 1937


Am J Dis Child. 1937;53(1_PART_I):117-127. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.04140070128009

The following case is reported in the hope of helping to solve the riddle of the symptom complex of disease of the kidneys and bones, dwarfing and infantilism, which goes by the name of renal rickets and dwarfism.

REPORT OF A CASE  Dorothy H. (fig. 1), aged 18½ years, the second child of healthy parents, was born at term weighing 8 pounds (3,629 Gm.). She was nursed for three months. After weaning, no difficulty was experienced with her feeding. She took solid food as readily as her brother had. She walked and talked at the age of 2 years. The parents were not blood relatives. There was no known dwarf, giant or exceedingly thin person among the relatives. The maternal grandmother weighed about 200 pounds (90.7 Kg.). The maternal grandfather had died at the age of 42 of heart trouble.First Admission.—The girl was admitted first on April 21,