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Efficacy of stellate ganglion block in cholinergic urticaria with acquired generalized hypohidrosis.
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PMID:  23091692     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cholinergic urticaria with acquired generalized hypohidrosis, and its pathophysiology is not well known. Autoimmunity to sweat glands or to acetylcholine receptors on sweat glands has been mentioned as one of the possible etiologies. Systemic steroid therapy, antihistamines, anticholinergics, and avoidance of the stimulatory situations are recommended for treatment. We experienced a case of cholinergic urticaria with acquired generalized hypohidrosis in a patient who had no other associated disease, and the symptoms eased after repeated bilateral stellate ganglion block. Stellate ganglion block normalized the elevated sympathetic tone and may relieve symptoms in patients with this condition.
Authors:
Jee Hyun Shin; Do Wan Kim; Jong Yeun Yang; Won Il Lee
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Korean journal of pain     Volume:  25     ISSN:  2093-0569     ISO Abbreviation:  Korean J Pain     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-23     Completed Date:  2012-10-24     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101528125     Medline TA:  Korean J Pain     Country:  Korea (South)    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  278-80     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Ajou University College of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.
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