Methotrexate-responsive chronic idiopathic urticaria: a report of two cases

Br J Dermatol. 2001 Aug;145(2):340-3. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2133.2001.04330.x.

Abstract

Chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) may be severe and refractory to standard therapies. We describe two patients with CIU, neither of whom had detectable autoantibodies, in whom control of the disease was achieved with methotrexate.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Autoantibodies / immunology
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Male
  • Methotrexate / therapeutic use*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Urticaria / drug therapy*
  • Urticaria / immunology

Substances

  • Autoantibodies
  • Immunosuppressive Agents
  • Methotrexate