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Case Reports
April 1940

BROMIDE INTOXICATION: ITS OCCURRENCE IN A CHILD OF FOUR YEARS

Am J Dis Child. 1940;59(4):835-841. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.01990150153010
Abstract

In spite of the extensive use of the bromides in the therapy of children, the case of severe bromide intoxication here presented is unique1 in the experience of my associates and me at the Children's Memorial Hospital, and only 1 other case of a similar condition in a child under 13 years has been found in the literature. This offers a striking contrast to the many instances of bromide intoxication in adults reported in recent years. The case is recorded in the hope that it may serve both as a warning and as an incentive to further observations along these lines. Attention is especially directed to the profound psychic and neurologic changes, with which there was a complete absence of the commonly more well known cutaneous lesions.

REPORT OF CASE OBSERVED  A 4 year old girl was admitted to service of Dr. Joseph Brennemann on Nov. 14, 1938. One

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