This report deals with the occurrence of fatal hemorrhage in a Negro boy who died at the age of 7 days. The hemorrhagic diathesis which he showed could not be definitely identified, since it did not conform to the criteria which are generally required in order that a diagnosis of hemorrhagic disease of the newly born, hemophilia, syphilis or sepsis be made.
A description of our case follows:
REPORT OF CASE
History.—V. B., a Negro boy born March 10, 1934, was admitted to the Babies Hospital on March 11 and died on March 17. The chief complaint on admission was vomiting of blood. The patient was the eighth in his family. Four children were living and well. One child had died at 1 year of age of a "cold," another at 2 days of pneumonia and a third at 3 days of "infantile anemia of von Jaksch's disease," according