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A FATAL CASE OF THRUSH INVOLVING THE SKIN, LUNGS AND NAILS

JAMES TRENT CHRISTISON, M.D.
Am J Dis Child. 1923;26(3):250-253. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1923.04120150057006.
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Thrush, as a generalized disease, is a rare condition, presenting not only points of unusual interest but also a baffling problem in treatment. Therefore, when one such case was seen and studied for a period of three years, it was considered of enough importance to be reported. A comprehensive search of the literature yielded only two references.1

REPORT OF CASE  D. W., a girl, born Jan. 16, 1917, weighing, at birth, 7 pounds (3,175 gm.), the youngest of a family of four girls, at the age of 5 months suffered an attack of bronchopneumonia complicated with cervical adenitis and otitis media. (The discharge from the ears persisted up to the time of death.) In March, 1919, the patient had an attack of influenza, which lasted a few days. In April of the same year, the mother noticed an inordinate amount of "drooling," with coated tongue and grayish white patches

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