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Chronic urticaria: What diagnostic evaluation is best?

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Title: Chronic urticaria: What diagnostic evaluation is best?
Author: Smith, Cliff R.; Persons, Robert K.; Smith, Rita
Keywords: diagnostic medicine
Date: 2011-10
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 60(10) 2011: 632a-632b.
Abstract: A detailed history and 6-week trial of an H1 antihistamine are the best diagnostic evaluations for chronic urticaria. More extensive diagnostic work-up adds little, unless the patient's history specifically indicates a need for further evaluation (strength of recommendation: B, inconsistent or limited-quality evidence).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/11879

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