Cases of agranulocytic angina are of interest because of its unknown etiology, its high mortality rate and the lack of knowledge of any specific treatment. It is even doubted whether the condition is a syndrome or a distinct clinical entity. The following fatal case was interesting because the patient was an allergic individual, and because an improvement in the blood picture was noted following the administration of calcium gluconate:
REPORT OF CASE
A woman, aged 44, married, was treated at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital between Sept. 7 and Oct. 10, 1931, for obesity and hypertension, both of which had been present for fourteen years. She also complained of symptoms referable to the menopause, of several months' duration.During the preceding twelve years she had undergone a cesarean operation, cholecystectomy and appendectomy, and a pad of fat had been removed from the abdomen. For four years she had experienced allergic
HARE RA, CHILDREY JH. TREATMENT OF AGRANULOCYTIC ANGINA WITH CALCIUM GLUCONATE: REPORT OF CASE, WITH AUTOPSY. JAMA. 1932;98(26):2277–2279. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730520019006
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