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Case Reports
August 1939


Am J Dis Child. 1939;58(2):349-353. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1939.01990080125009

The literature has several excellent reports of Lederer's anemia.1 We recently observed a case which is identical in type with those originally described by Lederer.

REPORT OF A CASE  J. G., a boy of Jewish extraction, 25 months of age, was admitted to the Jewish Memorial Hospital on May 6, 1938. He had been in excellent health until February 1938, at which time bilateral myringotomy was performed for otitis media. His recovery from this illness was rapid and uneventful. His parents were in excellent health and had no history of chronic illness. On May 1 the infant suddenly became acutely ill, with elevation of temperature to 103 F. and continuous vomiting. Three days later the mother observed a yellowish tinge of the boy's skin and became alarmed because of his extreme pallor and listlessness. One of us (W. L.) saw the patient with the family physician, Dr. L. Rosenblum,