Assessment of the efficacy of antihistamine drugs in complex treatment of chronic itchingdermatoses

Abstract

The authors give a review of current concepts of mechanisms of skin itching development for different types of chronic
dermatoses. The authors also present the results of a study aimed at assessing the efficacy of different 2nd generation
antihistamine drugs used for complex treatment of 83 patients aged 14-73 suffering from different chronic itching
dermatoses (atopic dermatitis, eczema, pruritus, chronic urticaria, progressing psoriasis, lichen acuminatus, contact
allergic dermatitis).
The authors conclude that Glencet (levocetirizine) used in a complex therapy of dermatoses accompanied with itching
can efficiently arrest both subjective itching sensations and objective clinical symptoms of the diseases as well as reliably
(р < 0.001) reduce the term of inpatient care by 4.8 ± 2.3 on average.
Glencet (levocetirizine) is a drug of choice among the 2nd generation antihistamine drugs used for treatment of chronic
skin diseases accompanied with itching.

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