Tissue parasites in patients with chronic urticaria.

@article{Demirci2003TissuePI,
  title={Tissue parasites in patients with chronic urticaria.},
  author={Mustafa Volkan Demirci and M. Yasar Yildirim and B. Ci̇ci̇oğlu Aridoğan and Vahide Baysal and Metin Korkmaz},
  journal={The Journal of dermatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={30 11},
  pages={
          777-81
        }
}
Chronic urticaria is an important diagnostic and therapeutic problem. We aimed to investigate the sero-prevalence of tissue parasites causing toxocariasis and fasciolosis in patients with chronic urticaria. All cases were analyzed for antibodies against Toxocara canis and Fasciola hepatica by modified (homemade) ELISA. The excretory/secretory products of Toxocara and Fasciola were used as antigens (ES-ELISA) in the test. In this study, the highest toxocariasis seropositivity (29.0%) rate and… CONTINUE READING
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