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Tidman MJ. Managing urticaria in primary care. Practitioner 2015;259(1779)25-28

Managing urticaria in primary care

23 Feb 2015Pais-up subscribers

Urticaria is characterised by transient wheals that consist of a swollen palpable centre often surrounded by an erythematous flare, associated with itching or, less commonly, a burning sensation. Individual wheals usually disappear within 1 to 24 hours leaving normal skin. The prognosis for eventual recovery from spontaneous and inducible urticaria is excellent. However, the time course is unpredictable and may extend to years, often following a relapsing and remitting course.

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