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June 27, 1931

Les phénomènes de choc dans l'urticaire. (Étude clinique et thérapeutique).

JAMA. 1931;96(26):2229. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720520057028

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This is an able and fairly complete monograph on the clinical and therapeutic aspects of urticaria and angioneurotic edema. The first part deals with the clinical study and discussion of history; of the theory and facts of colloidoclastic crisis which forms the basis for much of this volume; of alimentary urticaria, with case reports; and of urticaria from medicines, serums, parasites, emotions, effort, heat and cold. The second part is therapeutic and the authors take up in detail various methods of treatment. They summarize the treatment of alimentary urticaria as follows, based on their own observations: (a) When one food is responsible: (1) If food is not used daily, give a small amount before meal. (2) If used daily, do this only if case can be watched closely. (3) If skin test is positive, desensitize either by repeated skin tests or by increasing ingestion doses. (4) If skin test is

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