Paper of the Month - February, 2013

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Possible benefit from treatment of Helicobacter pylori in antihistamine-resistant chronic urticaria.

Magen E, Mishal J.
Ien Chan’s review: Chronic urticaria, defined as wheals that arise spontaneously without any external physical stimuli and last >6 weeks, is a difficult-to-manage condition. Some patients appear to be resistant to standard antihistamine therapy, even at higher doses. The role of Helicobacter pylori in chronic urticaria has been controversial.


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