SIDNEY FRIEDLAENDER, M.D.; SAMUEL M. FEINBERG, M.D., F.A.C.P.
For some time we have recognized a rather characteristic type of asthmatic patient whose symptoms are of unusual severity and chronicity, and who in addition presents a history of hypersensitivity to aspirin. Aspirin allergy has long been recognized, and a number of reports of severe reactions, some fatal, have appeared in the literature.1 The present discussion, however, does not deal particularly with these acute reactions to aspirin, but rather with the relationship of this drug hypersensitivity to the etiology of the chronic asthma which these individuals display.
We have reviewed the findings in 45 private patients who fall into this
FRIEDLAENDER S, FEINBERG SM. ASPIRIN ALLERGY: ITS RELATIONSHIP TO CHRONIC INTRACTABLE ASTHMA1. Ann Intern Med. ;26:734–740. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-5-734
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(5):734-740.
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