A CASE OF ALKAPTONURIA IN AN INFANT

J. B. BILDERBACK
1922 Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine  
History.\p=m-\June 10, 1921, a child was brought to me from one of the small towns of Oregon. The family history was negative. The child weighed 9 pounds at birth, and was breast-fed until 13 months of age. When examined, his age was 15 months; his weight 25 pounds. The child had had an uneventful infancy, and was a fine, happy, contented baby. Examination.\p=m-\Themother had noticed as soon as she had the care of the child following birth, that the diapers were stained dark brown by the urine.
more » ... brown by the urine. The skin of the diaper area was somewhat excoriated and stained brown. With this exception the physical examination was negative. Urine.\p=m-\Afreshly voided specimen of urine was clear, amber colored and neutral in reaction. It contained no albumin or formed elements. It reduced
doi:10.1001/archpedi.1922.01910390078006 fatcat:fqoewgn4pbeodhgrraf7dhi5ue