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Indian J Dermatol. 2009;54(4):310-2. doi: 10.4103/0019-5154.57603.

Chronic urticaria and treatment options.

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Shree Skin Centre, 22, L Market, Sector 8, Nerul, Navi Mumbai - 400 706, India. drgodse@yahoo.co.in

Abstract

Chronic urticaria has a wide spectrum of clinical presentations and causes. Still, despite our best efforts no cause may be found in the majority of cases. The treatment options are: Primary prevention in the form of avoidance of aggravating factors; counseling; antihistamines; leukotriene receptor antagonists; prednisolone; sulfasalazine and a host of immunosuppressives like methotrexate, cyclosporine, omalizumab etc.

KEYWORDS:

Urticaria; autoantibodies; autoimmune urticaria

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