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June 11, 1938

ALLERGY TO ORAL ADMINISTRATION OF LIVER CONCENTRATE

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Glasgow, Mo.

JAMA. 1938;110(24):2003. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.62790240003009a
Abstract

In a recent issue of The Journal Criep1 recorded an instance of allergy to the injection of liver extract. I have recently observed a similar instance of allergic reaction to liver concentrates administered orally, which allergy had not been acquired from the previous administration of liver, and the reaction was accompanied by uterine bleeding. I have been unable to find any record of a similar instance; therefore, the following case would seem worthy of being recorded:

REPORT OF CASE  Mrs. L. W., a white woman aged 32, gave a history of regular menstruation every twenty-one days since the age of 12. Her periods had been interrupted only by two pregnancies, once in 1933 and again in 1936. She gave a history of allergic reaction to strawberries and any product containing sodium bicarbonate of any appreciable amount. She also suffered from ragweed hay fever in season.Jan. 19, 1937, curettement

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