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Chronic Urticaria in Association With Dermatophytosis: Response to the Administration of Griseofulvin

Chronic Urticaria in Association With Dermatophytosis: Response to the Administration of... Abstract A case is reported in which chronic urticaria was thought to be the result of persistent dermatophytosis caused by Trichophyton rubrum. The evidence to support such a conclusion is briefly presented. The patient showed a response to the administration of griseofulvin with cessation of urticaria while taking the medication and resumption of urticaria upon discontinuation of therapy on several occasions. We suspect such an association may be more common than is at present appreciated and conclude that a therapeutic trial of griseofulvin may be indicated for selected individuals with chronic urticaria, who exhibit a focus of dermatophytosis, and in whom no other cause for chronic urticaria can be demonstrated. References 1. Wise, F., and Sulzberger, M.B. (eds.): Year Book of Dermatology and Syphilology , Chicago: Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc., 1936, p 15. 2. Waldbott, G.L., and Ascher, M.S.: Chronic Urticaria, Recurring Every Six Weeks, Due To A Fungus Infection , Arch Derm Syph 36:314, 1937.Crossref 3. Shelley, W.B., and Florence, R.: Chronic Urticaria Due to Mold Hypersensitivity; A Study in Cross-Sensitization and Autoerythrocyte Sensitization , Arch Derm 83:549, 1961.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Chronic Urticaria in Association With Dermatophytosis: Response to the Administration of Griseofulvin

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1967 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1967.01600340060014
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Abstract

Abstract A case is reported in which chronic urticaria was thought to be the result of persistent dermatophytosis caused by Trichophyton rubrum. The evidence to support such a conclusion is briefly presented. The patient showed a response to the administration of griseofulvin with cessation of urticaria while taking the medication and resumption of urticaria upon discontinuation of therapy on several occasions. We suspect such an association may be more common than is at present appreciated and conclude that a therapeutic trial of griseofulvin may be indicated for selected individuals with chronic urticaria, who exhibit a focus of dermatophytosis, and in whom no other cause for chronic urticaria can be demonstrated. References 1. Wise, F., and Sulzberger, M.B. (eds.): Year Book of Dermatology and Syphilology , Chicago: Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc., 1936, p 15. 2. Waldbott, G.L., and Ascher, M.S.: Chronic Urticaria, Recurring Every Six Weeks, Due To A Fungus Infection , Arch Derm Syph 36:314, 1937.Crossref 3. Shelley, W.B., and Florence, R.: Chronic Urticaria Due to Mold Hypersensitivity; A Study in Cross-Sensitization and Autoerythrocyte Sensitization , Arch Derm 83:549, 1961.Crossref

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1967

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