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September 1962

Chloroma or Granuloma: Present Status of a Case Diagnosed "Chloroma" 35 Years Ago

Author Affiliations

Alfred H. Washburn, Child Research Council, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 4200 E. 9th Ave., Denver 20, Colo.; William L. Dittes, M.D., 1012 Hale Ave., Corcoran, Calif.

Am J Dis Child. 1962;104(3):302-306. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1962.02080030304014

In September, 1926, a hopeless prognosis was given for a 19-month-old baby admitted to the Pediatric Ward of the University of California Hospital. He had large tumors in the left frontal bone, the right femur, and the mediastinum, with a small destructive lesion in the right tibia. In addition he was in relatively poor general condition so that the outlook seemed nearly hopeless, no matter what the precise diagnosis might be. To have been able to follow such a patient for 35 years is such an unusual and gratifying experience as to warrant another report in addition to the 2 already made.

The first report of this patient's course was made by one of us in 1930 under the title "Chloroma." 1 The patient was then in good health at the age of 5 years. During the years 1930 to 1940 several members of the staff of the University of

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