Tag: urticaria

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Hives, also called urticaria, are circumscribed swellings on the skin that often are itchy. Often they are pink or red, but they don't have to be. Hives happen when the cells in the skin called mast cells release histamine, a chemical that causes...
1. Out of 9 patients with severe solar urticaria (SU) who received a single-dose of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), 2 showed remission with photo-testing at 12 weeks, with only one patient who showed sustained remission at 48 weeks. 2. Although most patients did not achieve full remission at 4 weeks, over...
Image: PD 1. Omalizumab alleviated itchiness and reduced hives in patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria refractory to H1-antihistamine therapy. 2. Serious adverse events are more common with higher doses, to the limited extent of safety evaluations in this study. Based on a phase-3 clinical study published today, omalizumab shows promise for alleviating...