JOHN H. FITZGIBBON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Many etiological and contributing factors have been mentioned in the literature of arthritis, but cases in which the condition is associated with esophageal obstruction must be relatively rare.
For five years, I have had under observation and treatment a patient in whom cardiospasm and arthritis are intimately associated. As symptoms of arthritis have at times accompanied the appearance of difficulty in swallowing and have improved after dilatation of the stenosis, it seems worth while to report the case as one in which there appears to be an intimate etiological relationship between esophageal obstruction and arthritis.
Mrs. L. S.
FITZGIBBON JH. Cardiospasm with Associated Arthritis1. Ann Intern Med. ;6:1305–1307. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-10-1305
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;6(10):1305-1307.
Esophageal Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Rheumatology.
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