Prostaglandins in contact urticaria induced by benzoic acid.

  title={Prostaglandins in contact urticaria induced by benzoic acid.},
  author={Arto Lahti and Aarne Oikarinen and Lasse Viinikka and Olavi R. Ylikorkala and Matti Hannuksela},
  journal={Acta dermato-venereologica},
  volume={63 5},
To study the role played by prostaglandins (PGs) in contact urticaria, concentrations of 13,14-dihydro-15-keto-PGF2 alpha, 6-keto-PGF1 alpha, and thromboxane B2, the stable metabolites of PGF2 alpha, prostacycline and thromboxane A2 were measured by radio-immunoassay of the fluid taken from suction blisters in 11 patients. The blisters were raised on contact urticarial reactions induced by benzoic acid. The effect of peroral indomethacin on contact urticaria from benzoic acid was studied in a… CONTINUE READING