oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Urticaria and angio-oedema : ABC of allergy

Volume 26, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



Mr Brown is 41 years old. He is an economic analyst. His wife is a tax lawyer. They do not have children.

He has come to see to see Dr Do-a-lot on account of a rash that he has developed over the past few months.
He describes the rash as raised, red itchy wheals (hives) that appear unexpectedly, mostly on his abdomen, upper thighs and upper arms. They seem to change shape and migrate. They last for a few hours at a time before disappearing spontaneously. At first the symptoms were mild, short-lived and localised to two small patches on either side of his abdomen. Over a period of 3 months the symptoms have increased in severity and frequency to such a degree that they are interfering with his work, his exercise regimen, his relationship with his wife and his sleep. He is at his wits' end.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error