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August 1937

CHRONIC URTICARIA, RECURRING EVERY SIX WEEKS, DUE TO A FUNGOUS INFECTION

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(2):314-317. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480020070009
Abstract

The importance of fungi as a cause of allergic disorders has recently received increasing attention in the literature. Yet only a few casual references have been made to urticaria due to fungous infection. Wise and Sulzberger,1 Waldbott2 and Feinberg>3 mentioned the occurrence of generalized urticaria as a manifestation of allergic shock after an injection of fungus extract in cases of dermatitis>1 and asthma.4 Otherwise we failed to notice reports of cases of urticaria of long duration attributed to a fungous infection.

The following case, we believe, furnishes definite proof of this probably not infrequent, but little recognized, source of chronic urticaria. This case, furthermore, presents several other features of interest, namely, a regular recurrence at intervals of six weeks and certain observations on a coexisting generalized allergic state in its relationship to the urticaria.

REPORT OF A CASE  Mr. J. D., a man

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