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Hives (urticaria) is the most common manifestation of Type I hypersenzitivity: It appears in connection to many physical, chemical and other stimuli. It can be a manifestation of vasculitis

Clinical Picture[edit | edit source]

It appears as a local/generalized formation of 'itchy' bumps with central oedema and peripheral erythema. Acute manifestations subside in a course of a few hours after the termination of exposition to the allergen. There can be a connection to the angioedema.

Hives on a foot

Therapy[edit | edit source]

Peroral antihistaminics and local preparations that supress itching are commonly used. If more acute and prominent manifestations are present, epinephrine or glucocorticoids can be used.

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Used literature[edit | edit source]

  • KLENER, P. Internal Medicine. 3. edition. Galén, 2006. ISBN 80-7262-430-X.