ROBERT J. PRIEST; ROBERT K. NIXON
Familial recurring polyserositis is a unique disease entity almost entirely limited to persons of Armenian, Syrian or Jewish ethnic origin. Janeway and Mosenthal1 in 1908 described a syndrome of recurrent abdominal pain in a Jewish school girl aged 16 years. All of her life she had suffered from recurring episodes of fever, leukocytosis and abdominal pain with abdominal rigidity and tenderness lasting one to two days and recurring at intervals of from one to four weeks. Siegal2, 3 subsequently referred to this disease as "benign paroxysmal peritonitis," and Reimann,4 in his discussion of periodic diseases, included it as
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PRIEST RJ, NIXON RK. FAMILIAL RECURRING POLYSEROSITIS: A DISEASE ENTITY(FAMILIAL RECURRING POLYSEROSITIS: A DISEASE ENTITY*). Ann Intern Med. 1959;51:1253–1274. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-6-1253
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(6):1253-1274.
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