JULIUS SCHWARTZ, M.D.
In recent years there have been sporadic reports of a heterogeneous group of disorders which have had diverse manifestations, yet have had an outstanding characteristic in common. The appearance of recurrent attacks at regular or irregular intervals, with apparent complete recovery between the episodes, has suggested that there may be a common bond among them.
Reimann1-5 has written extensively on this problem, and has suggested that each group be named according to its most outstanding feature, even though there is some overlapping of symptoms. The most important have been listed as periodic abdominalgia (benign paroxysmal peritonitis), periodic neutropenia and periodic
SCHWARTZ J. PERIODIC PERITONITIS, ONSET SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH MENSTRUATION(PERIODIC PERITONITIS, ONSET SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH MENSTRUATION*). Ann Intern Med. 1960;53:407–411. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-2-407
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