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Urticaria by Blastocystis hominis. Successful treatment with paromomycin.
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PMID:  8237719     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Urticaria and angioedema are easily recognized disorders, but in at least 70 percent of individuals, chronic episodes of urticaria are of unknown causes. We present 10 cases of chronic urticaria associated parasitation by blastocystis hominis. This parasite has not been previously related with urticaria. Both intestinal parasitation as well as urticaria responded successfully to paromomycin sulfate.
A Armentia; J Méndez; A Gómez; E Sanchís; A Fernández; R de la Fuente; P Sánchez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Allergologia et immunopathologia     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0301-0546     ISO Abbreviation:  Allergol Immunopathol (Madr)     Publication Date:    1993 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-12-21     Completed Date:  1993-12-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370073     Medline TA:  Allergol Immunopathol (Madr)     Country:  SPAIN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Allergy Unit, Río Hortega Hospital, Valladolid, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Blastocystis Infections / complications,  drug therapy,  immunology
Blastocystis hominis / immunology*
Chronic Disease
Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / complications*,  drug therapy,  immunology
Metronidazole / therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Paromomycin / therapeutic use*
Urticaria / etiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
443-48-1/Metronidazole; 7542-37-2/Paromomycin

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