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Solar urticaria unresponsive to intravenous immunoglobulins.
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PMID:  21198885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The treatment of solar urticaria (SU) can be difficult. Only a few cases of SU have been treated with intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIg) (as monotherapy or combined with phototherapy), with reported fast and durable increase of solar exposure tolerance. A 61-year-old female with severe UVB- and UVA-induced SU and a 62-year-old female with severe UVA and visible light-induced SU were both treated with a single course of IVIg (total dose of 2 g/kg), infused over 3 days. Phototest, performed 3 months after the treatment, showed only a slight minimal urticating dose improvement, and both patients reported just a moderate and 'transient' subjective improvement. Our patient's poorer response, compared with previous reports, may be due to differences in IVIg's treatment schedules, which are reviewed.
Mar Llamas-Velasco; Diego De Argila; Cristina Eguren; Patricia García-Martin; Sara Ibañes; Amaro García-Diez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Photodermatology, photoimmunology & photomedicine     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1600-0781     ISO Abbreviation:  Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9013641     Medline TA:  Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Department of Dermatology, Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Fundación de Investigación Biomédica, Madrid, Spain.
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