ORTICARIA CRONICA E ALLERGIA AGLI ACARI. ESPERIENZE CON UNA TERAPIA IPOSENSIBILIZZANTE SPECIFICA

Translated title of the contribution: Chronic urticaria and mites allergy. Experience of a specific desensitizing therapy

A. Lodi, L. Di Berardino, G. Chiarelli, R. Betti, P. L. Bencini, A. Agostoni, C. Crosti

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Abstract

Eighty-five patients affected by chronic urticaria (45 females and 40 males) were submitted to intradermal tests with house and storage mites in order to evaluate a possible sensitization to these allergens. The same allergological tests were performed in an 80-subject control group. The results showed immediate cutaneous reactivity to one or more mites in 40 patients (47%) while only 6 positivities (7.5%) were found in the control group. 27 patients, out of the 40 allergic to mites, were submitted to specific desensitizing therapy. 6 of them showed a complete recovery, 20 good results and only 1 slight improvement of clinical manifestations. These data allow us to hypotize that the allergy to mite allergens is an important aetiopathogenetical factor in several chronic so called 'idiopathic' urticarias.

Translated title of the contributionChronic urticaria and mites allergy. Experience of a specific desensitizing therapy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)187-189
Number of pages3
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Volume125
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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