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February 11, 1933

ROENTGEN STUDIES OF PATIENTS WITH GASTRO-INTESTINAL FOOD ALLERGY

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OAKLAND, CALIF.

JAMA. 1933;100(6):394-400. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740060010004
Abstract

Roentgen studies of disturbances in the muscular tone and peristaltic activity in the gastro-intestinal tract originating from food allergy will be considered in this contribution. Previously, little attention has been paid to such disturbances. A few interesting observations, however, have been recorded. Crispin,1 in 1915, in his study of a patient who had suffered from angioneurotic edema, associated with abdominal pain and hematemesis, observed by roentgen ray a lesion near the pylorus, which was found at operation to be due to angioneurotic edema. This is now recognized as an allergic condition. Eyermann2 in 1927 published the only previous roentgen study of the results of deliberate feeding of an allergenic food on the function of the gastro-intestinal tract. His patient, a woman, aged 35, had had urticaria, epigastric burning, regurgitation, hiccups, alternating constipation and diarrhea, abdominal colic, pain in the upper right part of the abdomen and much intestinal

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