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Chronic idiopathic urticaria causes itchy hives that have no apparent external cause, and many patients do not respond to treatment with H1-antihistamines. A new study in The New England Journal of Medicine investigates the usefulness and safety of omalizumab, an add-on therapy for allergic asthma, in...
A new clinical challenge from The Journal of the American Medical Association presents a 47-year-old man with "a 1-year history of a mildly pruritic eruption on the trunk and extremities ... On physical examination, he has hypopigmented round patches with fine cigarette-paper scaling centrally located on his...
A new study in American Society for Microbiology demonstrates “the efficacy of blue light at 415 nm for treatment of acute, potentially lethal Pseudomonas aeruginosa burn infections in mice.” P. aeruginosa bacteria were inactivated about 35-times faster by blue light than by keratinocytes. Blue light...