SHELDON G. COHEN, M.D.; EDWARD R. JANJIGIAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Epilepsy can and does exist in allergic people without any evidence to suggest that the epileptic and allergic states are other than two coexisting but separate and distinct entities occurring in the same patient by chance. However, on occasion, study of a patient has aroused suspicion that allergy may be playing an etiologic role in the production of epileptic symptoms. That allergy may be an unusual but important causal factor in some cases of epilepsy has been considered and mentioned in standard textbooks of both allergy1 and neurology.2 This subject has recently been extensively reviewed by Davidson.3 Briefly, the
COHEN SG, JANJIGIAN ER. EPILEPSY ASSOCIATED WITH SEASONAL ALLERGIC RHINITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1955;42:178–190. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-1-178
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