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
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- 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 . The cold cube test is positive
in approximately 80 % of cases.