Acute urticaria due to alcohol

Anthony Ormerod, P J Holt

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A patient with urticaria caused specifically by alcohol is described. The reaction could be blocked by indomethacin and naloxone, indicating that the eruption was mediated by endogenous opiates and prostaglandins. Sodium cromoglycate blocked the reaction completely and consistently.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)723-724
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1983


  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Ethanol
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Urticaria


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