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Chronic Urticaria: Mechanisms and Treatment

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Abstract:

Chronic urticaria (CU) is a vexing clinical syndrome. The clinician is challenged by the patient's symptoms. The experienced physician can evaluate the CU patient and prescribe effective treatment. The following review emphasizes the autoimmune mechanisms of CU. Despite this new insight into the pathogenesis of CU, many cases are still categorized as idiopathic. CU patients are a heterogenous group of patients who require an individualized approach to evaluation and management.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2500/108854101778250562

Publication date: 2001-03-01

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

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