Urticaria: its history-based diagnosis and etiologically oriented treatment.

@article{Maurer2008UrticariaIH,
  title={Urticaria: its history-based diagnosis and etiologically oriented treatment.},
  author={Marcus Maurer and J{\"u}rgen Grabbe},
  journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 25},
  pages={
          458-65; quiz 465-6
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The term "urticaria" refers to any of a group of distinct skin conditions that are characterized by itchy, wheal-and-flare skin reactions (hives). In spontaneous urticaria, the most common type, the hives seem to arise without provocation. METHODS Selective review of the literature, including current guidelines. RESULTS Spontaneous urticaria is divided into acute (lasting less than six weeks) and chronic types. The pathognomonic itching, hives, and angioedema arise by the same… CONTINUE READING

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