John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology

Diagnostic properties of provocation tests for cold, heat, and delayed-pressure urticaria Volume 27, issue 4, July-August 2017


1 Department of Dermato-Venereology,
Bispebjerg Hospital,
University of Copenhagen,
2 Department of Biomedical Sciences,
University of Copenhagen,

Chronic inducible urticaria (CIndU), or physical urticaria, is a debilitating subtype of chronic urticaria, which occurs after direct physical stimuli such as cold, heat, or pressure [1]. The diagnosis is based on a combination of medical history, clinical evaluation, and response testing, exposing the patient to physical stimuli [2, 3]. The diagnosis and treatment of CIndU has been investigated and reviewed extensively [4-6]. However, provocation tests, which are widely used and referenced in the [...]