Myasthenia gravis is a rather uncommon disease in infancy and childhood. The first report of its occurrence in a child was given by Remak1 in 1892. The patient was a girl 12 years of age. In April 1941, Levethan, Fried and Madonick2 were able to collect 34 cases from the literature in which the age of the patient was under 17 years. Only 8 patients were under 10 years of age. The youngest mentioned in the literature was an infant of 23 months, reported on by Booth3 in 1908. Our patient being an infant of 21 months, the case seems worth reporting.
REPORT OF A CASE
T. K., a boy aged 21 months, born in Los Angeles of Oriental parentage, was first brought in for examination on Aug. 12, 1940. The chief complaint was drooping of the eyelids for one month.History of Present Complaint.—About July
KAWAICHI GK, ITO PK. MYASTHENIA GRAVIS: REPORT OF ITS OCCURRENCE IN A TWENTY-ONE MONTH OLD INFANT. Am J Dis Child. 1942;63(2):354–356. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010020139009
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