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June 1941


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;43(6):1048-1053. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01490240128021

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Chronic Urticaria and Transient Erythema of the Right Thumb and the Right Index and Middle Fingers. Presented by Dr. Henry D. Niles.  N. N., a white woman aged 30, has had chronic urticaria for many years on the first, second and third fingers of the right hand, with wheals also on the first finger. She has been constipated for fifteen years and has taken an enema daily. Her constipation became more pronounced nine years ago after removal of her appendix.She has had many treatments of various kinds for urticaria but has obtained most relief from injections of estrone (theelin) and an autogenous vaccine made from hemolytic Bacillus coli obtained from her stool.The patient has been under the care of a psychiatrist for many years. She is presented because of the unusual erythema on her right hand.

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