What is the role of autologous whole blood injection (AWBI) in the treatment of chronic urticaria?

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Marla N Diakow, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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AWBI may be an alternative to treat adults with refractory chronic urticaria. In a study of 19 patients in which AWBI was performed on a weekly basis for 8 weeks, a significant improvement was seen in urticaria symptoms and quality-of-life scores. [41]


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