[Impact of corticosteroid withdrawal in chronic urticaria: a prospective study of 17 patients].

BACKGROUND Although two reports have indicated benefits of oral steroids in acute urticaria, the 2003 French guidelines emphasized their inefficacy in the treatment of idiopathic chronic urticaria, and the lack of studies. We present the results of a prospective study in 17 patients presenting severe chronic urticaria who agreed to stop taking oral steroids… (More)