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Contact Dermatitis. 2017 Nov;77(5):323-324. doi: 10.1111/cod.12884. Epub 2017 Sep 21.

When should the diagnosis 'contact urticaria' be used?

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Occupational Medicine, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, PO Box 40, 00251 Helsinki, Finland.

Abstract

In the dermatological literature, the term 'contact urticaria syndrome' is often used with patients presenting no symptoms of contact urticaria, but symptoms of adjacent mucous membranes evolving to a systemic allergic reaction. Contact urticaria refers to a wheal and flare reaction following external contact with a causative substance. Its use should be restricted to skin: a skin reaction after direct skin contact.

KEYWORDS:

conjunctivitis; contact urticaria; eye drop

PMID:
28940487
DOI:
10.1111/cod.12884
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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