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No high level evidence to support the use of oral H1 antihistamines as monotherapy for eczema: a summary of a Cochrane systematic review

Zuuren, Esther J. van, Apfelbacher, Christian J., Fedorowicz, Zbys, Jupiter, Aldrin, Matterne, Uwe and Weisshaar, Elke (2014) No high level evidence to support the use of oral H1 antihistamines as monotherapy for eczema: a summary of a Cochrane systematic review. Systematic Reviews 3 (25).

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Abstract

Background The most important symptom as well as one of the major diagnostic criteria for eczema is itch. Although oral antihistamines continue to be prescribed for people with eczema, it is unclear if they are effective and safe in relieving itch and skin lesions. We sought to evaluate the available evidence on effectiveness of oral antihistamines (H1 antagonists) as monotherapy in children and ...

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Item type:Article
Date:13 March 2014
Institutions:Medicine > Institut für Epidemiologie und Präventivmedizin
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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10.1186/2046-4053-3-25DOI
Keywords:Cochrane review; eczema; H1 antihistamines; evidence based medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:29626
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