A retrospective review of clinical presentation, thyroid autoimmunity, laboratory characteristics, and therapies used in patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria.

@article{Najib2009ARR,
  title={A retrospective review of clinical presentation, thyroid autoimmunity, laboratory characteristics, and therapies used in patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria.},
  author={Umer Najib and Zahid H. Bajwa and Martin G Ostro and Javed Khan Sheikh},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  year={2009},
  volume={103 6},
  pages={496-501}
}
BACKGROUND Our knowledge of autoimmune characteristics of chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) is limited. OBJECTIVE To study the demographic, laboratory, and clinical patterns of a cohort of patients with CIU. METHODS We evaluated 236 patients with CIU seen in a recent 2-year span. For serum basophil activation testing (BAT-CD203), the samples were sent to the National Jewish Medical and Research Center for donor basophil CD203 expression assay (5% cell surface expression was considered a… CONTINUE READING
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