WARREN T. VAUGHAN, M.D.
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In a consecutive series of 1000 adults complaining primarily of allergy (asthma, hay fever, urticaria, migraine and allergic dermatitis and indigestion), 27 had recurrent subacute involvement of various joints. The allergic etiology in these 27 cases was indicated either by the fact that the causative foods were discovered and the attacks prevented by their avoidance, or that, although the etiologic foods were not discovered, the joint manifestations appeared synchronously with other allergic symptoms and were relieved with improvement in the latter.
Thirty-two foods were incriminated. Strawberry and tomato, the "hearsay" foods customarily suspected in rheumatism, were relatively unimportant in this
VAUGHAN WT. FOOD ALLERGY AS A POSSIBLE FACTOR IN SUBACUTE RECURRENT ARTHRITIS: (Abstract). Ann Intern Med. 1943;19:122–124. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-1-122
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(1):122-124.
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