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2020 Feb 19

Am J Emerg Med

A randomized controlled trial of adding intravenous corticosteroids to H1 antihistamines in patients with acute urticaria.


Palungwachira P, Vilaisri K, Musikatavorn K, Wongpiyabovorn J
Am J Emerg Med. 2020 Feb 19.
PMID: 32139204.


Acute urticaria is a common dermatological condition in emergency departments (EDs). The main therapy involves controlling pruritus with antihistamines. Although guidelines have promoted the use of corticosteroids in addition to H1 antihistamines, well-designed clinical trials evaluating this approach are scarce.