Current Dermatology Reports

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 83–89 | Cite as

Pediatric Urticaria

  • Petra StaubachEmail author
  • Tom Gilfert
Urticaria (P Staubach, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Urticaria


Urticaria in childhood is a heterogeneous disease with multiple subgroups. It is a common disease, and like in all itchy skin diseases, it has a great impact on quality of life. Epidemiological studies and available literature for pediatric urticaria is scarce, and valid data is still missing in many aspects. There seem to be no differences in the underlying causes of spontaneous urticaria between children and adults. The main focus in treating children as well as adults with urticaria is to get the patient free of symptoms and to treat the disease until it is gone. Further research is needed to provide more causal therapy options and increase quality of life in children with urticaria.


Pediatric Urticaria Children Treatment Diagnostics 


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Petra Staubach is member of an Novartis Advisory Board and is giving talks sponsored by Novartis. Tom Gilfert declares that he has no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity Medical Center of MainzMainzGermany

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