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Treatment of patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12221867     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Treatment of patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) involves reducing symptoms with the least invasive therapy and carefully balancing risk and benefit. The mainstay of therapy is the use of antihistamines with or without the use of intermittent pulses of corticosteroids. Alternative therapies to chronic corticosteroids include leukotriene antagonists, plasma-phoresis, dapsone, stanazolol, hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate, cyclosporin, tacrolimus, and warfarin. A practical approach to CIU bases treatment and severity on the patients' previous response to therapy. Therapy goals are to reduce symptoms until spontaneous resolution occurs. Management of CIU patients can be both frustrating and rewarding.
Brett E Stanaland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical reviews in allergy & immunology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1080-0549     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Rev Allergy Immunol     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-11     Completed Date:  2003-04-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504368     Medline TA:  Clin Rev Allergy Immunol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Allergy and Immunology, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
Chronic Disease
Epinephrine / therapeutic use
Histamine H1 Antagonists / therapeutic use
Urticaria / diagnosis,  drug therapy*,  immunology*,  pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenal Cortex Hormones; 0/Histamine H1 Antagonists; 51-43-4/Epinephrine

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