volume 27, issue 5, P431-434 2006
DOI: 10.2500/aap.2006.27.2875
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Abstract: A case of idiopathic chronic urticaria (CU) is described briefly. The clinical characteristics, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of this disease are discussed followed by clinical pearls and pitfalls for the practicing allergist as well as the immunologist. CU, defined as recurring attacks of hives lasting for >6 weeks, is a common disorder for which the cause is determined in <20% of patients. Although the pathogenesis of idiopathic CU is not certain, the immune dysregulation/disruption causing autoimm…

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