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January 12, 1935


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Allentown, Pa.

JAMA. 1935;104(2):116-117. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.92760020001009

In looking over the literature for methods of treatment and data on which to base a prognosis, I found that but few cases of urticaria due to cold have been reported in the English literature. Bray1 found only thirty-seven cases reported in all the literature before 1931, the first of these being mentioned by Béhier2 in discussing a paper on urticaria. It is of interest to note at this point that one of these thirty-seven, a case reported by Duke,3 is not an urticaria due to cold but one due to light. Since the appearance of Bray's article I have been able to find but one more case reported in the English literature, that by Weiss,4 although a few have appeared in other than English publications during this time.

In view of the apparent rarity of this condition I thought that it might not be amiss to add my case to the literature.