SHEPPARD SIEGAL, M.D.
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The purpose of this paper is to describe in detail an unusual clinical syndrome which is at present little understood and often undiagnosed. The characteristics of this disorder are constant and distinctive.
The syndrome is characterized by recurrent paroxysms of severe abdominal pain with fever which may be as high as 105° F. Chilliness or a shaking chill may accompany the attacks. Involvement of the peritoneum is indicated by the subjective symptom of marked abdominal soreness and the objective finding of widespread, exquisite direct and rebound tenderness. On occasion true involuntary spasm of the abdominal wall may be noted. These
SIEGAL S. BENIGN PAROXYSMAL PERITONITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;23:1–21. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-1-1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(1):1-21.
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