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To the Editor.—
A patient recently described in the QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS section (240:575, 1978) is similar to several patients whom I have treated for familial Mediterranean fever. Recurrent pleuritic chest pain associated with fever of unkown cause beginning in the second decade of life is...
Traditionally, winter is a season of pristine snow-covered landscapes, sleigh bells, mirth, and good cheer. It conjures up comfortable images of home and hearth. In recent years it has become a season of outdoor participation sports and activities for an increasing segment of the population. As...
In 1971 participants in the Ann Arbor Conference on Hodgkin's disease thought that pruritus had no independent prognostic importance. We reviewed our series of patients with Hodgkin's disease and found six patients in whom severe itching was a major clinical problem. When compared with similarly...
To the Editor.—
A recent query concerns an otherwise healthy 18-year-old man who has had nine episodes of pleuritis in 30 months. Fever of 38 °C and leukocytosis with 22,000 WBCs concur. Roentgenograms during two episodes, but not in three others, showed density in the left lower lobe. Cough...
We do not oppose the performance of both an oral cholecystogram and an upper GI series in patients regarding whom differentiation between diseases involving the two systems is difficult. We would never suggest that a patient with classic peptic ulcer symptoms and gallstones not have a GI...
The object of the author has been to provide "a concise textbook of diseases and traumas affecting the human spinal cord" in a series to which he also contributed a volume on pathology of muscle. The limited number of responses of the cells of the CNS to disease appear in the introduction,...
Neuroanatomic pathways that may mediate the effects of stress on the cardiovascular system are finally beginning to be defined.
"People have talked about the contribution of stress to heart attacks for a long time," says David Cohen, PhD, professor of physiology and director of neuroscience at...
APPROXIMATELY 150 people are killed by lightning annually in the United States, and an estimated twice that number are injured.1,2 Death in most is due to either respiratory arrest or cardiac arrhythmias. Although minor ECG changes are frequent in survivors of lightning injury, clinical evidence...
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