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Frank Seinsheimer, M.D.
JAMA. 1935;105(11):875-876. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.92760370003012b.
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Duodenal ulcer in infants is not a rare condition. Perforation, however, of duodenal ulcer under one year has been reported only occasionally. A review of the literature reveals reports of twelve such cases since 1868.1

The following is the report of a case of perforated duodenal ulcer occurring on the fourth day of life:

Delivery of baby boy L. by Dr. F. A. S. Kautz was by cesarean section in the eighth month of pregnancy, the mother having had a hemorrhage from a placenta praevia centralis. The birth weight was 6 pounds 12 ounces (3,062 Gm.). The baby appeared normal after birth, with the exception of an inguinal hernia on the left side. Breast feeding was not instituted because of the mother's condition, but the infant received 1½ ounces (45 cc.) of diluted dried milk every three hours. There was persistent forceful regurgitation of the feedings. On


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