Contact Urticaria Syndrome

Diagnosis and Management

  • Ana M. Giménez-Arnau
  • Howard I. Maibach

Part of the Updates in Clinical Dermatology book series (UCD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ana M. Giménez-Arnau, Howard I. Maibach
    Pages 1-12
  3. Jose Hernán Alfonso
    Pages 25-43
  4. Ana M. Giménez-Arnau, Marléne Isaksson
    Pages 45-56
  5. Jorge Sánchez, Ricardo Cardona
    Pages 57-64
  6. Eduardo Rozas-Muñoz, Esther Serra-Baldrich
    Pages 65-73
  7. Kayria Muttardi, Emek Kocatürk
    Pages 75-89
  8. Elena Giménez-Arnau
    Pages 91-110
  9. Maria Estela Martinez-Escala, Leah Ariella Kaplan, Ana M. Giménez-Arnau
    Pages 111-121
  10. Gustavo Deza, Ana M. Giménez-Arnau
    Pages 161-170
  11. Tabi A. Leslie, David Orton
    Pages 171-179
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 181-186

About this book


Contact urticaria is an immediate but transient localized swelling and redness that occurs on the skin after direct contact with an offending substance. It is caused by a variety of compounds, such as foods, preservatives, fragrances, plant and animal products, metals, and rubber latex and the mechanism by which these provoke an immediate urticarial rash at the area of contact can be divided into two categories: non-immunological contact urticaria and immunological (allergic) contact urticaria. Non-immunological contact urticaria typically causes mild localized reactions that clear within hours, e.g. stinging nettle rash. This type of urticaria occurs without prior exposure of a patient's immune system to an allergen. Immunological contact urticaria occurs most commonly in atopic individuals (people who are prone to allergy). Hence prior exposure to an allergen is required for this type of contact urticaria to occur. 

While there have been other texts written on the subject over the last decade, this book is intended as an easily accessible guide for dermatologists and residents, as well as general practitioners, summarizing the most important concepts that will help physicians identify the signs and symptoms of Contact Urticaria Syndrome in their daily clinical practice. Each chapter is laid out in the following format: Concepts, Tools and Algorithms of Diagnosis and Management, a Clinical Case for each entry, and Recommendations. Additionally, the Volume Editors have worked to provide a global approach to this syndrome using internationally standardized requirements for diagnosis.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ana M. Giménez-Arnau
    • 1
  • Howard I. Maibach
    • 2
  1. 1.Hospital del Mar - Institut Mar d’Investigacions MediquesUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Department of DermatologyBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-89763-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-89764-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-8884
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-8892
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