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June 1955

Chronic Moniliasis Associated with Addison's Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pathology, The Children's Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;89(6):669-684. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.02050110809003

Although the coincidence of chronic moniliasis and Addison's disease has been reported previously,* no detailed postmortem examinations have been described in the literature. In this paper, we present three such instances in which the patients have been under clinical observation over a long period. The familial nature of Addison's disease associated with moniliasis and its relation to the syndrome of chronic idiopathic hypoparathyroidism and moniliasis are considered. Examples of the latter syndrome have been presented by Sutphin, Albright, and McCune1 and by various other authors.†

REPORT OF CASES  Case 1.—This patient was first admitted to The Children's Medical Center in February, 1938, at 17 months of age, because of acute pneumonitis and otitis media (Table 1). His prenatal history, birth, and neonatal history were not significant, and his development had been normal. At that time, three siblings were living and well. At 3 months of age, the child had

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