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Every practitioner who deals with many cases of bronchial asthma has a hobby horse he rides when he thinks about the etiology of the condition. With some it is recurrent infection, with others it is dust allergy, with still others it is the emotions. The authors of Bronchial Asthma ride the horse of food allergy. They attribute at least half of childhood asthma to food allergy and give most of the remaining half to inhalent and pollen allergy, relegating dust allergy, infection, and psychological factors to the status of rare and improbable causes of asthma.
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Bronchial Asthma. Its Diagnosis and Treatment.. Ann Intern Med. ;58:1060. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-6-1060_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(6):1060.
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