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Periodic Peritonitis

Periodic Peritonitis Abstract American pediatric literature and textbooks do not contain any reports of periodic peritonitis, a syndrome which is familiar to internists in this country as well as physicians in the Near East and North Africa. This disease, often familial, apparently is limited principally to Arabs, Armenians, and Jews, but other peoples occasionally are affected. Periodic peritonitis is characterized by abdominal pain and tenderness, fever, polymorphonuclear leucocytosis, and, at times, pain in the thorax and joints. The duration of an attack is 24 to 72 hours; it is followed by complete remission, but exacerbations occur at regular intervals. The recurrences at times may be irregular, and the remissions may become shorter with age. Most of the patients have undergone appendectomy in childhood. There is no appreciable effect on the general health or growth or development of afflicted children. In more than half of the reported cases the onset took place in childhood, References 1. Siegal, S.: Benign Paroxysmal Peritonitis , Ann. Int. Med. 23:1-21 ( (July) ) 1945.Crossref 2. Siegal, S.: Benign Paroxysmal Peritonitis: Second Series , Gastroenterology 12:234-247 ( (Feb.) ) 1949. 3. Moore, M. T.: Paroxysmal Abdominal Pain: A Form of Focal Symptomatic Epilepsy , J.A.M.A. 124:561-563 ( (Feb. 26) ) 1944.Crossref 4. Moore, M. T.: Abdominal Epilepsy , Rev. Gastroenterol. 15:381-395 ( (May) ) 1948. 5. Reimann, H. A.: Periodic Disease: A Probable Syndrome Including Periodic Fever, Benign Paroxysmal Peritonitis, Cyclic Neutropenia and Intermittent Arthralgia , J. A. M. A. 136:239-244 ( (Jan. 24) ) 1948.Crossref 6. Reimann, H. A.: Periodic Disease , Medicine 30:219-245 ( (Sept.) ) 1951.Crossref 7. Reimann, H. A.: Periodic Disease: Observations on Old Cases and Report of New Cases and of Therapeutic Trials , A. M. A. Arch. Int. Med. 92:494-506 ( (Oct.) ) 1953.Crossref 8. Reimann, H. A.; Moadié, J.; Semerdjian, S., and Sahyoun, P. F.: Periodic Peritonitis—Heredity and Pathology: Report of 72 Cases , J. A. M. A. 154:1254-1259 ( (April 10) ) 1954.Crossref 9. Brick, I. B., and Cajigas, M.: Benign Paroxysmal Peritonitis: Surgical and Histologic Findings , New England J. Med. 244:786-790 ( (May 24) ) 1951.Crossref 10. Benhamou, E.; Albou, A., and Griguer, P.: Les formes familiales de la maladie périodique , Algérie Médicale 58:1-5 ( (Jan.) ) 1954. 11. Mamou, H., and Cattan, R.: La maladie périodique (sur 14 cas personnels dont 8 compliqués de néphropathies) , Semaine hôp. Paris 28: 1062-1070 ( (April 2) ) 1952. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1956 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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10.1001/archpedi.1956.02060030384008
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Abstract American pediatric literature and textbooks do not contain any reports of periodic peritonitis, a syndrome which is familiar to internists in this country as well as physicians in the Near East and North Africa. This disease, often familial, apparently is limited principally to Arabs, Armenians, and Jews, but other peoples occasionally are affected. Periodic peritonitis is characterized by abdominal pain and tenderness, fever, polymorphonuclear leucocytosis, and, at times, pain in the thorax and joints. The duration of an attack is 24 to 72 hours; it is followed by complete remission, but exacerbations occur at regular intervals. The recurrences at times may be irregular, and the remissions may become shorter with age. Most of the patients have undergone appendectomy in childhood. There is no appreciable effect on the general health or growth or development of afflicted children. In more than half of the reported cases the onset took place in childhood, References 1. Siegal, S.: Benign Paroxysmal Peritonitis , Ann. Int. Med. 23:1-21 ( (July) ) 1945.Crossref 2. Siegal, S.: Benign Paroxysmal Peritonitis: Second Series , Gastroenterology 12:234-247 ( (Feb.) ) 1949. 3. Moore, M. T.: Paroxysmal Abdominal Pain: A Form of Focal Symptomatic Epilepsy , J.A.M.A. 124:561-563 ( (Feb. 26) ) 1944.Crossref 4. Moore, M. T.: Abdominal Epilepsy , Rev. Gastroenterol. 15:381-395 ( (May) ) 1948. 5. Reimann, H. A.: Periodic Disease: A Probable Syndrome Including Periodic Fever, Benign Paroxysmal Peritonitis, Cyclic Neutropenia and Intermittent Arthralgia , J. A. M. A. 136:239-244 ( (Jan. 24) ) 1948.Crossref 6. Reimann, H. A.: Periodic Disease , Medicine 30:219-245 ( (Sept.) ) 1951.Crossref 7. Reimann, H. A.: Periodic Disease: Observations on Old Cases and Report of New Cases and of Therapeutic Trials , A. M. A. Arch. Int. Med. 92:494-506 ( (Oct.) ) 1953.Crossref 8. Reimann, H. A.; Moadié, J.; Semerdjian, S., and Sahyoun, P. F.: Periodic Peritonitis—Heredity and Pathology: Report of 72 Cases , J. A. M. A. 154:1254-1259 ( (April 10) ) 1954.Crossref 9. Brick, I. B., and Cajigas, M.: Benign Paroxysmal Peritonitis: Surgical and Histologic Findings , New England J. Med. 244:786-790 ( (May 24) ) 1951.Crossref 10. Benhamou, E.; Albou, A., and Griguer, P.: Les formes familiales de la maladie périodique , Algérie Médicale 58:1-5 ( (Jan.) ) 1954. 11. Mamou, H., and Cattan, R.: La maladie périodique (sur 14 cas personnels dont 8 compliqués de néphropathies) , Semaine hôp. Paris 28: 1062-1070 ( (April 2) ) 1952.

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A.M.A. Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1956

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