The present paper reports a microscopic anomaly in the peripheral vascular system of an infant in conjunction with a death anatomically attributed to multiple small focal hemorrhages in association with formation of abscesses. A review of the literature fails to reveal any report of lesions resembling those about to be described.
REPORT OF A CASE
A two week old white boy was admitted to the children's division of the hospital on June 26, 1944 because of vomiting of one week's duration. The infant, born at full term, had been delivered by forceps and at birth weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces (3,090 Gm.). He was a first child. The parents were living and well, and no history of familial disease was elicited.Physical Examination.—Physical examination revealed a poorly nourished infant weighing 5 pounds 14 ounces (2,665 Gm.) and appearing neither acutely ill nor dehydrated. A peanut-sized tumor mass was