Camila Antia, MD

Department of Dermatology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Katherine Baquerizo, MD

College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Abraham Korman, MD

College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Ali Alikhan, MD

Department of Dermatology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Jonathan A. Bernstein, MD

Division of Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine,
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,
Cincinnati, Ohio

Accredited by

American Academy of Dermatology

Course Description

Second-generation antihistamines are considered first-line agents in the treatment of chronic urticaria because of their safety and efficacy profile. Some patients require higher doses of H 1 antihistamines alone or in combination with other classes of medications, including H 2 antihistamines, leukotriene receptor antagonists, or first-generation H 1 antihistamines. One major therapeutic advance has been omalizumab, a humanized monoclonal anti–immunoglobulin E that was recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of chronic urticaria that is unresponsive to H 1 antagonists. In addition, the second article in this continuing medical education series outlines several evidence-based alternative treatments for urticaria and the differences in recommendations between 2 major consensus groups (the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology/World Allergy Organization and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology/American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Joint Task Force).

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME / MOC
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2018-Oct-01
Expiration Date:2021-Oct-01
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes
System Requirements:
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