Do You Suffer from Hives?
Urticaria, also known as hives, is an outbreak of swollen, pale red bumps or plaques on the skin that appear suddenly -- either as a result of the body's adverse reaction to certain allergens or for unknown reasons. Hives usually cause itching but may also burn or sting. They can appear anywhere on the body, including the face, lips, tongue, throat or ears.
If you have had hives for six months or more, you may qualify for a research-related physician evaluation and investigational study medication as part of a national clinical research study conducted by Deaconess Clinic allergists. You must be age 18 or older to qualify.
Health insurance is not required and participation is voluntary.
If you are interested in learning more about this research study, please call the Deaconess Research
Info-Line at 812-474-7184 or toll free 877-654-0311.
Dr. Anne McLaughlin,
Dr. Majed Koleilat