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Researchers evaluated the correlation between clinical and laboratory findings to identify biomarkers for a range of chronic spontaneous urticaria criteria including differential diagnosis, activity, duration, patient subgroups allocation, and response to treatment.
Researchers compiled best practices for clinicians diagnosing and treating aquagenic urticaria (AU), a rare, but debilitating form of the skin disorder that leaves patients unable to bathe, sweat, or cry without breaking out in painful wheals.
Citing health hazards to patients and workers, the US Food and Drug Administration has issued a final rule banning the use of powdered exam gloves and surgical gloves. It will take effect January 19, 2017.
Chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) typically lasts one to five years. Nevertheless, in 14% of CIU patients, the disease lasts longer than five years, and few predictors of its remission rate are available. However, a pair of Thai investigators recently showed that the results of two simple skin tests could predict two-year remission rates in patients with CIU.
Vicki Lawrence, the Carol Burnett Show actress and singer behind "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia," recently became a spokeswoman for a sponsored chronic idiopathic urticaria resource, and spoke in a new interview about the self-blame associated with skin diseases.