Purpose: Patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) have an increased risk for comorbid autoimmune diseases. In this retrospective multicenter study of CSU patients, we evaluated clinical and laboratory features of CSU associated with a higher risk of comorbid...
Background: IgG autoantibodies against the high-affinity IgE receptor, FcɛRIα, contribute the pathogenesis of autoimmune chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). However, it is not known whether such patients also exhibit IgM or IgA autoantibod- ies against FcɛRIα. To...
Background: Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is considered an autoimmune disorder in 50% of cases at least, in which T- and mast cell mediators are considered to be the primary cause of symptoms. However , H1-antihistamines, cyclosporine A, and omalizumab fail to...
Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is a mast cell–driven skin disease characterized by the recurrence of transient wheals, angioedema, or both for more than 6 weeks. Autoimmunity is thought to be one of the most frequent causes of CSU. Type I and II autoimmunity (ie,...
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