John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Cinnarizine is a useful and well-tolerated drug in the treatment of Acquired Cold Urticaria (ACU) Volume 13, numéro 1, January - February 2003

Clinical Immunology and Allergology Department and *Dermatology Department, Brescia University School of Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera Spedali Civili, Piazzale Spedali Civili, 1,I-25123 Brescia, Italy
  • Page(s) : 54-6
  • Année de parution : 2003

Cold urticaria occurs as wheals and/or angioedema that develop after exposure to cold. Clinical cases show a broad spectrum ranging from mild localised forms to severe anaphylactic reactions. Cold urticaria is classified into acquired (ACU) and familial forms. The former is the most frequent and may be associated to cryoglobulinemia and various immunological disorders [1]. The cold cube test is positive in approximately 80 % of cases. [...]