Food-additive-induced urticaria: a survey of 838 patients with recurrent chronic idiopathic urticaria.

@article{Lorenzo2005FoodadditiveinducedUA,
  title={Food-additive-induced urticaria: a survey of 838 patients with recurrent chronic idiopathic urticaria.},
  author={Gabriele Di Lorenzo and Maria Luisa Pacor and Pasquale Mansueto and Nicola I Martinelli and Maria Esposito-Pellitteri and Claudia Lo Bianco and Vito Ditta and Maria S. Leto-Barone and Nicola Napoli and Gaetana Di Fede and Giovambattista Rini and Roberto Corrocher},
  journal={International archives of allergy and immunology},
  year={2005},
  volume={138 3},
  pages={235-42}
}
BACKGROUND Recurrent chronic idiopathic urticaria (RCIU) is a common skin condition that affects 0.1-3% of the population in the USA and Europe and accounts for nearly 75% of all 'ordinary' chronic urticaria (CU) cases. METHODS We studied 838 consecutive patients with RCIU referred to hospital between 1998 and 2003. Patients with known causes of CU were excluded. Clinical history, physical examination, and symptom diaries were evaluated during two periods, a diet-free period (1 week) and a… CONTINUE READING

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