Most chronic urticaria is food‐dependent, and not idiopathic

  title={Most chronic urticaria is food‐dependent, and not idiopathic},
  author={B. Henz and T. Zuberbier},
  journal={Experimental Dermatology},
  • B. Henz, T. Zuberbier
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine
  • Experimental Dermatology
  • Abstract: Although chronic urticaria is generally thought to be mostly idiopathic, we have recently provided convincing evidence that in the majority of patients, food ingredients provoke the symptoms and sustain the disease. On a diet largely avoiding preservatives, dyes and natural pseudoallergens, 73% of patients experienced remission of more than 6 months duration, starting within the first 3 weeks after initiation of the diet. This response rate is clearly higher than the reported 24… CONTINUE READING
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