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Schopf reports a study on a unique case of gout, the youngest case on record. The literature records as the youngest case previously observed, that of a boy of four years, who had a history of symptoms for two and half years. The present case was that of a male infant five and a half weeks old, whose parents were young and healthy. There were two healthy sisters, one and three years old. The paternal grandfather had had swellings on his hands which disappeared under massage. The great-grandfather had died of dropsy. No other history of hereditary taint could be
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Gout in a Five Weeks Old Infant. An Important Observation with Reference to the Problem of Gout.. Ann Intern Med. 1930;4:640-642. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-6-640_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(6):640-642.
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