ALBERT H. ROWE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The possibility that chronic ulcerative colitis is the most severe result of colonic allergy should receive serious consideration. In the literature,1 many instances of colonic allergy are reported. Simple colitis associated with varying degrees of diarrhea, abdominal soreness, cramping, tenesmus and mucus frequently is due to specific food allergies. Wheat, egg, milk, fish, honey, various vegetables, fruits and other foods and condiments have been incriminated. Milk allergy, especially, is a common cause of colitis. Two of my patients who had allergic colitis from milk required only a few teaspoonfuls of milk as a laxative. Friedenwald2 studied a patient with diarrhea
ROWE AH. CHRONIC ULCERATIVE COLITIS—ALLERGY IN ITS ETIOLOGY1. Ann Intern Med. ;17:83–100. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-1-83
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(1):83-100.
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