Modern approach to diagnosis of recurrent and chronic urticaria in children

S.M. Nedelska, D.O. Yartseva


The review summarizes the knowledge about the diagnosis of recurrent and chronic urticaria in children based on the paper and electronic sources of information involving PubMed, CyberLeninka, Web of Science, MedLine, The Cochrane Library. This article contains data on the modern terminology and classification of urticaria, which includes the distribution of all cases of urticaria as spontaneous and inducible. The specificity of review is the maximal concentration of data on diagnostic methods and equipment, which used for physical urticaria worldwide, we grouped these data in the table. The article focused on the diagnosis of autoimmune forms of urticaria and revealing appropriate diagnostic tests, which can be used in the routine clinical practice. We focused on a list of diseases for differential diagnosis and indications for it. The peculiarity of the article is data about infections, which can cause spontaneous urticaria and grouping of this information in the table. This can help the doctor to simplify insight into necessary diagnostic interventions. We show questionnaire and scale for confirmation of disease severity and level of control and its interpretation. As a summary, we combined the directions of future scientific researches.


chronic urticaria; recurrent urticaria; children; diagnosis; review


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