Chronic urticaria in children: Expanding the 'autoimmune kaleidoscope'

Ilan Dalal*, Arie Levine, Eli Somekh, Avraham Mizrahi, Aaron Hanukoglu

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Most cases of chronic urticaria (CU) are considered idiopathic. It has recently been accepted that autoimmunity plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of CU in some of these patients. Although urticaria is common in the pediatric population, the knowledge regarding CU-associated autoimmunity is very limited. We describe the association of CU with a wide spectrum of clinical and laboratory autoimmune disorders in 2 children and emphasize the concept that CU is another manifestation of the 'autoimmune kaleidoscope.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1139-1141
Number of pages3
Issue number5 I
StatePublished - 2000


  • Autoimmunity
  • Chronic urticaria


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