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August 1954


Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pathology, Pediatrics, and Roentgenology of the Hadassah University Hospital and the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;88(2):210-215. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050100212008

PERIARTERITIS nodosa in infancy and childhood is relatively rare. About 110 cases up to the age of 15 years have been reported in the world literature. Of these, only 10 cases have occurred during the first year of life.* An additional case of periarteritis nodosa in an infant is presented, in which some unusual clinical, x-ray, and pathological findings appeared. This case had been under observation from the first days of life until death, at the age of 9 months.

REPORT OF A CASE  R. O., a baby girl 6 weeks of age, was admitted to the Department of Pediatrics of the Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, on June 5, 1951, because of vomiting, failure to gain weight, and attacks of fever. These symptoms were said to have been present since birth. At the age of 3 weeks, the patient was admitted to another hospital, at which time cyanosis and crepitant

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