EUGENE F. TRAUT, M.D.; EMIL G. VRTIAK, M.D.
Because of the similarity of certain aspects of rheumatic fever to serum sickness, the classical example of allergy, we investigated the frequency of asthma, hay fever, urticaria, eczema, migraine, and hyperesthetic rhinitis in 459 victims of the rheumatic state, in the Central Free Dispensary, in Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, and in private practice. These individuals, living under identical conditions and with foci inhabited by bacteria common to all, have responded with clinical rheumatism to infections, injuries, fatigue or to dietary inadequacies. That these individuals should react with rheumatism to environmental influences apparently identical with those affecting the non-rheumatic population
TRAUT EF, VRTIAK EG. A STATISTICAL STUDY OF ALLERGY IN ARTHRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:761–767. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-5-761
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(5):761-767.
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