HOBART A. REIMANN, M.D.
To the Editor: In the December 1967 issue of the ANNALS, statement on p. 1291 (1) that the syndrome of etiocholanolone fever "has been widely accepted" was supported by reference to one textbook of medicine (2) but not to another (3). In both books, the subject is discussed and related to periodic fever and to periodic peritonitis. Etiocholanolone fever as such may exist, but its connection with febrile periodic disorders is unproved, to say the least. Bondy, who first proposed a relation, later questioned whether increase in the amount of etiocholanolone causes the fever in periodic disorders, is an incidental
REIMANN HA. ETIOCHOLANOLONE AND FEVER. Ann Intern Med. ;68:495–496. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-2-495_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(2):495-496.
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