|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 1994 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 176
Depression manifesting as urticaria
M M Udagani
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Udagani M M. Depression manifesting as urticaria. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1994;60:176
To the Editor,
I wish to express my comments on report entitled as depression manifesting as urticaria published in IJ DVL (1993; 59: 41-2) with reference to following important statement.
They were given antihistamines and later oral corticosteriods over a period of 4 to 7 months the poor response to treatment they were subjected to the psychiatrist - histamine release from the mast cells can be provoked by cholinergic agonists.'
1. Patients with chronic urticaria for the period of 4 to 7 months, the disease itself might have resulted in state of depression.
2. Corticosteroids are known to produce psychiatric problems, therefore administration of corticosteroids for a long time might have resulted in state of depression.
3. Administration of imipramine in these patients might have also acted as cholinergic antagonist. 
Therefore state of depression must have resulted due to chronicity of urticarial condition and partly due to administered drugs before submitting the patients to psyciatrist.
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|1.||Kolb L C. Noye's Modern Clinical Psychiatry, 7th edn. New Delhi : Oxford & IBH Publishing Co, 1970; 585-6. |