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MANAGEMENT OF THE ALLERGIC CHILD-Reply

MANAGEMENT OF THE ALLERGIC CHILD-Reply This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Ambivalence: Simultaneous attraction toward and repulsion from an action, object, or person. In reply to Dr. Fontana, it was his own ambivalence rather than that of the subject which was disturbing. Possibly the word "contradiction" would have more suitably described his discussion of injection therapy for hay fever. This is first stated as one of the ways a patient with hay fever "must (author's italics) be managed" (p 127). A few pages later, however, Dr. Fontana states that the value of hyposensitization has not been confirmed to date by any scientific data, and cites studies such as his own in which he concluded "no justification was found for promising any greater benefits to children treated with allergen than they would manifest if they received placebo injections." Despite this, a few more pages further on he again advises hyposensitization as a useful procedure—this time for house dust sensitivity. If not ambivalent http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

MANAGEMENT OF THE ALLERGIC CHILD-Reply

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1970 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100070110019
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Ambivalence: Simultaneous attraction toward and repulsion from an action, object, or person. In reply to Dr. Fontana, it was his own ambivalence rather than that of the subject which was disturbing. Possibly the word "contradiction" would have more suitably described his discussion of injection therapy for hay fever. This is first stated as one of the ways a patient with hay fever "must (author's italics) be managed" (p 127). A few pages later, however, Dr. Fontana states that the value of hyposensitization has not been confirmed to date by any scientific data, and cites studies such as his own in which he concluded "no justification was found for promising any greater benefits to children treated with allergen than they would manifest if they received placebo injections." Despite this, a few more pages further on he again advises hyposensitization as a useful procedure—this time for house dust sensitivity. If not ambivalent

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1970

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