Psychosocial factors and chronic spontaneous urticaria: a systematic review.

@article{Benshoshan2013PsychosocialFA,
  title={Psychosocial factors and chronic spontaneous urticaria: a systematic review.},
  author={Moshe Ben-shoshan and I Blinderman and Amelie A. Raz},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={2013},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={131-41}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is one of the most costly allergic conditions challenging physicians as well as patients and their families. Despite evident lacunae in the understanding of the pathogenesis, at least some findings suggest that psychosocial factors likely contribute to the development and exacerbation of CSU. We aim to assess the contribution of psychological factors to CSU. METHODS Systematic search of PubMed and OVID/Medline databases was conducted from 1… CONTINUE READING
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