Cold Urticaria

  • Grace Peace YuEmail author
  • Alan A. Wanderer
  • Massoud Mahmoudi


Cold urticaria is a physical urticaria in which patients experience ­urticaria, angioedema, or both in response to direct contact with cold environments, the ingestion of cold beverages or foods, and the handling of cold objects. In this chapter, we present two challenging cases of cold urticaria that highlight the diagnostic evaluation and treatment options for these patients.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Grace Peace Yu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alan A. Wanderer
  • Massoud Mahmoudi
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and ImmunologyStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

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