chronic urticaria


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Related to chronic urticaria: Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria

chron·ic ur·ti·car·i·a

a form of urticaria in which the wheals recur frequently, or persist.
Synonym(s): urticaria chronica

chronic urticaria

Urticaria that occurs frequently for 6 weeks or more. It is often associated with angioedema and/or autoimmune disease.
See also: urticaria
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Autoantibodies against the high affinity IgE receptor as a cause of histamine release in chronic urticaria.
Symptoms regress in a time period shorter than six weeks in acute urticaria, but this time period is [greater than or equal to]6 weeks in chronic urticaria (3).
When compared for the presence of each dermatosis, pruritus, diffuse hair loss, hyperpigmentation, xerosis, flushing, goitre, hyperhidrosis, chronic urticaria, vitiligo, alopecia areata were found to be significantly higher in the patient group with thyroid diseases than in the control group.
The report reviews key players involved Chronic Urticaria Or Hives therapeutics and enlists all their major and minor projects
Stratigos, "Etiologic factors in childhood chronic urticaria," Annals of Allergy, vol.
In one study, the drug was effective in cases of shorter duration with a chronic urticaria index of 10 or less (Ann.
Specific triggers frequently are identified in patients with acute urticaria, but only in 10 to 20 percent of the time with chronic urticaria.
Oral steroids may occasionally be given briefly for severe flare ups of acute and chronic urticaria but are generally unnecessary.
The skin is commonly involved in acute allergic reactions, he said and added that it is also involved in chronic allergic entities of eczema, common in infancy and childhood, and chronic urticaria, which is more commonly seen in adults.
Material and Method: Skin prick test results of patients with asthma, allergic rhinitis, chronic urticaria, and atopic dermatitis at Dortyol State Hospital Pulmonary Disease and Dermatology outpatient clinics between January 2008 and December 2008.
Among specific questions that need to be answered is what if any association there is between vitamin D insufficiency and the autologous-serum positive skin tests in many patients with idiopathic chronic urticaria.

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