Urticaria. Recognition, causes and treatment.

  title={Urticaria. Recognition, causes and treatment.},
  author={Anthony D. Ormerod},
  volume={48 5},
The urticarias are a complex group of disorders characterised by transient whealing or swelling of the skin. Understanding the many possible causes is the first step in assessing urticaria. Allergic and drug-induced urticaria respond to removal of the cause. The physical urticarias, particularly delayed pressure urticaria and also urticarial vasculitis, require separate consideration. For the majority of patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria, nonsedating antihistamines are the mainstay of… CONTINUE READING