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Chronic Urticaria as an Autoimmune Disease

  • Michihiro Hide
  • Malcolm W. Greaves

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Allergy Clin Immunol Chronic Urticaria Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria Urticarial Vasculitis Autologous Serum Skin Test 
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