Urticaria in Children

Authors

  • Srabani Ghosh M.D.,

    1. Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
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  • Amrinder J. Kanwar M.D.,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
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  • Sorrinder Kaur M.D., F.A.M.S.

    1. Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
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Address correspondence to Aminder J. Kanwar, M.D., Department of Dennatology, Venereology, and Leprotogy, FGI, Chandigarh 160 012, India.

Abstract

Abstract: The etiologic factors responsible for urticaria were analyzed in 44 children seen In the Urticaria Clinic, a referral center of the Dermatology Department. Of these, 23 were girls and 21 boys. Nine (20.5%) had acute urticaria and 25 (79.5%) were diagnosed as having chronic urticaria. A definitive etiology factor was identified in 1B (40%) patients. Of these, 15 had physical urticarias; in 2 foods and in 1 drug was incriminated. Probable ettologlc factors were identified in 19 (43%) patients, in 5 (11.3%) of whom more than one factor was Identified. In 11 (25%) children, it was not possible to establish the cause. Our study suggests that etiologic factors of urticaria are more readily identifiable in children than in adults.

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