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Urticaria on a leg

Urticaria (hives) is the most common manifestation of the allergy of the first type:

It is based on a number of physical, chemical and other factors and also can be a sign of vasculitis.

Clinical picture[edit | edit source]

Local or generalized skin rashes occur with itchy central edema and peripheral erythema.

Acute manifestations occur within a few hours after the allergen exposure, it can be associated with angioedema.

Therapy[edit | edit source]

P.o. application of the antihistamine drugs, local medication which reduce itching, in case of more significant acute manifestations also adrenaline or glucocorticoids.

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Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • KLENER, P, et al. Vnitřní lékařství. 3. edition. Praha : Galén, 2006. ISBN 80-7262-430-X.