Schnitzler's syndrome with monoclonal IgG kappa gammopathy: good response to cyclosporin.

@article{PascualLopez2002SchnitzlersSW,
  title={Schnitzler's syndrome with monoclonal IgG kappa gammopathy: good response to cyclosporin.},
  author={Marta P Pascual-Lopez and Almudena Hern{\'a}ndez-N{\'u}{\~n}ez and Javier S{\'a}nchez-P{\'e}rez and Jes{\'u}s Fern{\'a}ndez-Herrera and Amaro Garc{\'i}a-D{\'i}ez},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={267-70}
}
Schnitzler's syndrome (SS) is a rare entity characterized by the association of chronic urticaria and monoclonal IgM gammopathy. Usually, intermittent fever, arthralgia and elevation of erythrocyte sedimentation rate also occur. We report a patient with the same symptoms, but with monoclonal IgG instead of IgM paraproteinaemia. Histological examination of the urticarial lesions showed signs of leucocytoclastic vasculitis. After 20 years of therapeutic failure, cyclosporin has achieved a total… CONTINUE READING

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