GRAFTON TYLER BROWN, B.S., M.D., F.A.C.P.
Urticaria and angioneurotic edema are commonly spoken of by the laity as hives and giant hives respectively. They are of frequent occurrence, and present to the physician one of his most difficult therapeutic problems.
This paper is based upon a careful study of a series of 160 patients with urticaria or angioneurotic edema. As the treatment of these two disease states is the same, I will deal with them together.
Urticaria belongs to the group of allergic diseases which includes bronchial asthma, hay-fever, and eczema. There is a close relationship between urticaria or angioneurotic edema, bronchial asthma, and
BROWN GT. The Treatment of Urticaria and Angioneurotic Edema(The Treatment of Urticaria and Angioneurotic Edema*). Ann Intern Med. 1929;3:591–603. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-6-591
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