, Volume 172, Issue 4, p 569
Date: 20 Jan 2013

Autoimmune chronic urticaria: transferability of autologous serum skin test


At least 30 % of children with chronic urticaria have an autoimmune aetiology with a positive autologous serum skin test (ASST). ASST is cheap, easy to perform and has good sensibility and specificity in detecting autoantibodies. In case of concern about reliability of ASST because of antihistamine medications, test transferability seems to be feasible.