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February 1950

CHICAGO LARYNGOLOGICAL AND OTOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;51(2):294-305. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700020315016

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Abstract

Food Allergy as a Cause of Myalgia of the Posterior Cervical Muscles.Dr. Theron G. Randolph (by invitation).  Localized muscular reactions manifested by pulling, drawing, tightening, aching and knotting sensations in the posterior cervical muscles are commonly observed in the allergic patient during the course of individual food tests (Rinkel's technic) for the specific diagnosis of food allergy. The fact that such symptoms may be induced experimentally or relieved by avoidance of specific allergenic foods is the basis of the thesis that they are at least sometimes of allergic origin.During the past century, the features of this syndrome have been described by Valleix, Norstrom, Halle, Edinger, Mithöfer, Seydell and Williams. Both Seydell and Williams associated these symptoms with the allergic patient, but Rowe, in 1931, was the first to demonstrate that they might be reproduced as a part of the allergic reaction.Chronic myalgia of the posterior cervical region

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