Orticaria fisica: Classificazione e diagnosi

Translated title of the contribution: Physical urticarias: Classification and diagnosis

P. D. Pigatto, A. Tedeschi, Marsili C. Marsili, G. A. Vena

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Physical urticarias are a subgroup of chronic urticarias characterized by the appearance of wheals due to physical stimuli. In fact, lesions of physical urticarias develop, in an almost reproducible way and after a variable period of latency, in consequence of the exposure of the skin to physical/environmental stimuli. Lesions are usually limited to skin areas exposed to such stimuli, although systemic and mucosal reactions may also occur. Similarly to other forms of urticaria, history is a fundamental step in diagnostic workup. Site of involvement and distribution of lesions may lead to suspect clinical diagnosis which should be confirmed by specific challenge tests.

Translated title of the contributionPhysical urticarias: Classification and diagnosis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)82-86
Number of pages5
JournalItalian Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy


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