The case reported is presented as a typical example of pulmonary pneumatocele following pneumonia in an infant. No attempt is made in this report to discuss the etiologic or the physiologic aspects of cystic disease of the lung. It is believed that proper management in such cases is important for the outcome, and consequently this phase of the subject will be stressed.
REPORT OF A CASE
E. W., a 6 month old white boy, was admitted Jan. 15, 1940, with chief complaints of fever, vomiting and restlessness.History.—The family history was irrelevant. The baby had been born after a difficult labor lasting thirty-one hours. He was artificially fed; the formula consisted of evaporated milk, corn syrup (Karo), water and lactic acid. The caloric intake was adequate, but the gain in weight was poor. He had had trouble with his ears and also had been treated in another hospital for