Which medications in the drug class Anti-inflammatory agents are used in the treatment of Urticarial Vasculitis?

Updated: Jun 07, 2018
  • Author: Darius Mehregan, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Anti-inflammatory agents

These agents modulate the immune system to reduce inflammation.

Colchicine

Colchicine is an alkaloid extract that inhibits microtubule formation. It is often used for the treatment of acute gout. Colchicine has been reported effective for urticarial vasculitis. It concentrates well in leukocytes and reduces neutrophilic chemotaxis and motility. Histologically, urticarial vasculitis presents with neutrophil involvement; therefore, colchicine possibly is useful. However, drug's effect has not been proven in clinical trials.


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