More Details about Contact Urticaria Syndrome

General Information  
Author(s)Gimenez-Arnau A M
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN9781466598003
Pages310
BindingHardbound
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearOctober 2014

Description

Contact urticaria syndrome was first defined in 1975 and since then scientific interest has steadily increased. New cases are continuously being reported furnishing information on novel clinical features. A large number of compounds could be responsible for triggering the syndrome including fragrances, cosmetics, latex, preservatives, flavorings, and disinfectants. However, contact urticaria syndrome is often misdiagnosed in part due to a misinterpretation of its clinical manifestation and lack of knowledge of appropriate testing protocols and diagnostic programs. The latter have to be individualized for each patient based on the substance in question, medical history, possible concomitant disease, and clinical symptoms reported after exposure to the suspected culprit. show more