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ACUTE OSTEOMYELITIS OF THE SUPERIOR MAXILLA IN YOUNG INFANTS

MURRAY H. BASS, M.D.
Am J Dis Child. 1928;35(1):65-70. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1928.01920190072011.
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I wish to report two cases of an unusual disease occurring in newborn infants—a condition characterized by a definite clinical syndrome, which presents the following picture: A newly born or a young infant suddenly becomes ill with fever and prostration and shows a swelling and redness about the tissues of one eye; this is followed or is accompanied by a purulent unilateral nasal discharge, by swelling and softening of the alveolar border of the superior maxilla on the affected side and by pointing and the formation of abscesses on the hard palate, the alveolar border and often on the face between the eye and the nose. Sequestrums and frequently small teeth are discharged from these sinuses.

REPORT OF CASES  Case 1.—Doris C., born April 2, 1922, was the first child of healthy parents. The birth was normal; she was breast-fed exclusively for fourteen days, and following that received supplementary bottles.

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