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March 1918


Am J Dis Child. 1918;XV(3):196-200. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1918.04110210033003

Cases of polycystic kidney observed in infancy, with necropsy findings, are still sufficiently rare to justify the report of the following case.


History.  —E. S., of Syrian parentage, born July 1, 1916, of healthy parents. There were several other children in the family who were well and healthy. The family history was entirely negative. There was no history of miscarriages, no luetic history of any other kind and no known exposure to tuberculosis. The child was brought to the King's Daughters' visiting nurse clinic on July 28, 1916, then 4 weeks old.

Present Illness.  —The mother said that she noticed before the child was 1 week old that its abdomen was unusually large, and that she thought it had grown since then. The child had appeared uncomfortable at times. There had been no vomiting. The stools had been regular, one to three per day, and on several

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