The autologous serum skin test in a cohort of chronic idiopathic urticaria patients compared to respiratory allergy patients and healthy individuals.

@article{GuttmanYassky2007TheAS,
  title={The autologous serum skin test in a cohort of chronic idiopathic urticaria patients compared to respiratory allergy patients and healthy individuals.},
  author={Emma Guttman-Yassky and Reuven Bergman and Carcom Maor and Merav Mamorsky and Shimon Pollack and Eduardo Shahar},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={35-9}
}
BACKGROUND A positive autologous serum skin test (ASST) is considered to reflect the presence of anti-FceRI and/or anti-IgE autoantibodies that are capable of activating mast and basophil cell degranulation. The ASST is regarded as a reliable in vivo test in chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) patients, with diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic implications. However, positive ASST results have also occasionally been demonstrated in patients with other diseases and in healthy subjects… CONTINUE READING

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