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Montelukast helps chronic urticaria

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 18 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:g

Question Is montelukast (Singulair) effective in the treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria?

Synopsis Chronic idiopathic urticaria is a frustrating entity that is sometimes refractory to antihistamines or avoidance therapy. Leukotriene inhibitors, such as montelukast, have been shown to have some effectiveness in treating asthma and allergic rhinitis. The authors identified 30 adults with a diagnosis …

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