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AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY

AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY Dr. Irvine McQuarrie, M.D., President SIXTY-THIRD ANNUAL MEETING Atlantic 1953 City, N. J., 6, 7, and 8, May Postmaturity Clinical H. Syndrome and Dr. Stewart Pathologic Findings. Clifford, Boston. At a meeting of the American Pediatric in the author that of Society 1944, reported 20% infants with yellow-stained and umbilical cords were vernix, skin, nails, postmature. Taylor, James, and of Henserson, Edinburgh, have recently confirmed our Before this same findings. in and Worcester group 1951, Clifford, Reid, demonstrated that defined on the postmaturity, basis of gestational age, ranked second to as a cause of fetal and neonatal only prematurity The the in mortality. communication describes encountered 37 live-born infants present findings on whom the clinical of was made at birth. diagnosis postmaturity Two in utero believed progressive physiologic changes occurring are to the clinical explain findings that have been observed in are postmature infants. These the maceration of the skin to the of the secondary disappearance the of vernix caseosa and protective layer degeneration of the placenta occurring as a result of the aging process. The clinical findings observed in infants can be divided into three postmature groups, depending on the of encountered. In stage postmaturity postmaturity of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1953 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050080329008
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Abstract

Dr. Irvine McQuarrie, M.D., President SIXTY-THIRD ANNUAL MEETING Atlantic 1953 City, N. J., 6, 7, and 8, May Postmaturity Clinical H. Syndrome and Dr. Stewart Pathologic Findings. Clifford, Boston. At a meeting of the American Pediatric in the author that of Society 1944, reported 20% infants with yellow-stained and umbilical cords were vernix, skin, nails, postmature. Taylor, James, and of Henserson, Edinburgh, have recently confirmed our Before this same findings. in and Worcester group 1951, Clifford, Reid, demonstrated that defined on the postmaturity, basis of gestational age, ranked second to as a cause of fetal and neonatal only prematurity The the in mortality. communication describes encountered 37 live-born infants present findings on whom the clinical of was made at birth. diagnosis postmaturity Two in utero believed progressive physiologic changes occurring are to the clinical explain findings that have been observed in are postmature infants. These the maceration of the skin to the of the secondary disappearance the of vernix caseosa and protective layer degeneration of the placenta occurring as a result of the aging process. The clinical findings observed in infants can be divided into three postmature groups, depending on the of encountered. In stage postmaturity postmaturity of the

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American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1953

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