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The treatment of idiopathic edema, a cause of chronic pelvic pain in women: effectively controlled chronic refractory urticaria--case reports.
Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol 2006; 33(3):183-4CE

Abstract

PURPOSE

To corroborate or refute a previous case report from 20 years ago whether treatment with sympathomimetic amines is effective in controlling chronic urticaria.

METHODS

All cases of chronic urticaria in our reproductive endocrinology and infertility practice were identified. All four had been treated with dextroamphetamine sulfate. Quickness and duration of response were then determined.

RESULTS

Four women were identified. All showed improvement within the first month. The marked improvement did not dissipate including two patients whose duration of improvement was 8.5 and 13 years, respectively.

CONCLUSIONS

Gynecologists should consider idiopathic edema as an etiology when facing chronic pelvic pain and urticaria. Since allergists and dermatologists do not seem to be aware of this treatment option, the initiation of therapy may need to come from the gynecologist.

Authors+Show Affiliations

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Camden, Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17089586

Citation

Check, J H., et al. "The Treatment of Idiopathic Edema, a Cause of Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women: Effectively Controlled Chronic Refractory Urticaria--case Reports." Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 33, no. 3, 2006, pp. 183-4.
Check JH, Amadi C, Kaplan H, et al. The treatment of idiopathic edema, a cause of chronic pelvic pain in women: effectively controlled chronic refractory urticaria--case reports. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2006;33(3):183-4.
Check, J. H., Amadi, C., Kaplan, H., & Katsoff, D. (2006). The treatment of idiopathic edema, a cause of chronic pelvic pain in women: effectively controlled chronic refractory urticaria--case reports. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 33(3), pp. 183-4.
Check JH, et al. The Treatment of Idiopathic Edema, a Cause of Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women: Effectively Controlled Chronic Refractory Urticaria--case Reports. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2006;33(3):183-4. PubMed PMID: 17089586.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The treatment of idiopathic edema, a cause of chronic pelvic pain in women: effectively controlled chronic refractory urticaria--case reports. AU - Check,J H, AU - Amadi,C, AU - Kaplan,H, AU - Katsoff,D, PY - 2006/11/9/pubmed PY - 2007/1/11/medline PY - 2006/11/9/entrez SP - 183 EP - 4 JF - Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology JO - Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol VL - 33 IS - 3 N2 - PURPOSE: To corroborate or refute a previous case report from 20 years ago whether treatment with sympathomimetic amines is effective in controlling chronic urticaria. METHODS: All cases of chronic urticaria in our reproductive endocrinology and infertility practice were identified. All four had been treated with dextroamphetamine sulfate. Quickness and duration of response were then determined. RESULTS: Four women were identified. All showed improvement within the first month. The marked improvement did not dissipate including two patients whose duration of improvement was 8.5 and 13 years, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Gynecologists should consider idiopathic edema as an etiology when facing chronic pelvic pain and urticaria. Since allergists and dermatologists do not seem to be aware of this treatment option, the initiation of therapy may need to come from the gynecologist. SN - 0390-6663 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17089586/The_treatment_of_idiopathic_edema_a_cause_of_chronic_pelvic_pain_in_women:_effectively_controlled_chronic_refractory_urticaria__case_reports_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/2473 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -