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Am J Dis Child. 1931;42(5):1171-1175. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940180121019.
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Acute osteomyelitis of the superior maxilla in infants is sufficiently uncommon to merit reporting, and, with the exception of the picture accompanying a case report by Bass, it has no pictorial record known to me. This disease is so typical in its signs, as illustrated in the accompanying photographs, that it should not fail to be recognized.

REPORT OF A CASE  John W., aged 5 months, the first child of healthy parents, was suddenly seized with apparent acute abdominal distress on Dec. 31, 1929. He had had no history of previous illnesses or of injuries. The temperature was 100.2 F. Physical examination failed to reveal the disorder. The infant was restless all night, and on January 1 the temperature was 101 F. There had been no stool for the previous twenty-four hours, and clear water only was returned from enemas. No mass could be felt in the abdomen. Urinalysis gave


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