74. Urticaria

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP4,5,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD6,7 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD8,9
  1. Christine Léauté-Labrèze1,
  2. Franck Boralevi MD, PhD2 and
  3. Alain Taïeb MD3

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch74

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

Léauté-Labrèze, C., Boralevi, F. and Taïeb, A. (2011) Urticaria, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch74

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 5

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 6

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 7

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 8

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 9

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Hôpital Pellegrin-Enfants and Hôpital, Saint-André, Bordeaux, France

  2. 2

    Pediatric Dermatology Unit, Childrens' Hospital of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

  3. 3

    Professor of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology, Hôpital Saint-André, Bordeaux, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384



  • urticaria in children, encountered - by paediatricians, dermatologists;
  • Hippocrates, and association of urticaria with nettles;
  • Urticaria (nettle-rash or hives) - eruptive papular disorder, erythematous/oedematous;
  • Urticaria, permeability increase of capillaries - and small venules;
  • hereditary angio-oedema/C1 inhibitor deficiency - dysfunction, C1 inhibitor, subcutaneous swelling;
  • food dyes, yellow dye tartrazine, cochineal red - in acute and chronic urticaria;
  • vaccination and serum reactions - vaccines, causing anaphylactic reactions;
  • Urticaria, associated with systemic disease;
  • Gleich syndrome, recurrent angio-oedema - fever and eosinophilia;
  • TRAPS, and Familial Hibernian fever or TRAPS - autosomal dominant inflammatory disorder


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Urticaria associated with systemic disease

  • Genetic disorders

  • Idiopathic urticaria

  • References