Chronic Urticaria in Children: Expanding the “Autoimmune Kaleidoscope”

@article{Dalal2000ChronicUI,
  title={Chronic Urticaria in Children: Expanding the “Autoimmune Kaleidoscope”},
  author={I. Dalal and A. Levine and E. Somekh and A. Mizrahi and A. Hanukoglu},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={106},
  pages={1139 - 1141}
}
Most cases of chronic urticaria (CU) are considered idiopathic. It has recently been accepted that autoimmunity plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of CU in some of these patients. Although urticaria is common in the pediatric population, the knowledge regarding CU-associated autoimmunity is very limited. We describe the association of CU with a wide spectrum of clinical and laboratory autoimmune disorders in 2 children and emphasize the concept that CU is another manifestation of the… Expand
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