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SYMPOSIUM - URTICARIA UPDATE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 211-218

Diagnosis of urticaria


Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Allergie Centrum Charité, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Marcus Maurer
Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Allergie Centrum Charité, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Charitéplatz 1 10117, Berlin
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.110831

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Acute urticaria do not need extensive diagnostic procedures. Urticaria activity score is a useful tool for evaluation of urticaria. Complete blood count, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C reactive protein are important investigations for diagnosis of infections in urticaria. Autologous serum skin test is a simple office procedure for diagnosis of auto reactive urticaria. Closed ball point pen tip is a simple test to diagnose dermographism.


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