Autoimmune chronic urticaria: Transferability of autologous serum skin test

Serena Pastore, Irene Berti, Giorgio Longo

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Abstract

At least 30%of children with chronic urticaria have an autoimmune aetiology with a positive autologous serum skin test (ASST). ASST is cheap, easy to perform and has good sensibility and specificity in detecting autoantibodies. In case of concern about reliability of ASST because of antihistamine medications, test transferability seems to be feasible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569
Number of pages1
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Volume172
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

Keywords

  • Antihistamine
  • ASST
  • Autoimmune urticaria
  • Chronic urticaria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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