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Strongyloides infection as a reversible cause of chronic urticaria

Authors Zubrinich CM, Puy RM, O'Hehir RE, Hew M

Received 19 July 2018

Accepted for publication 30 January 2019

Published 26 February 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 67—69

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JAA.S167292

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Cristina Weinberg

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Luis Garcia-Marcos


Celia M Zubrinich,1 Robert M Puy,1 Robyn E O’Hehir,1,2 Mark Hew1,2

1Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Alfred Health, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; 2Central Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Abstract: Recurrent urticaria is a frequent presenting complaint in the Allergy Clinic, despite the fact that chronic urticaria is not an IgE-mediated (atopic) condition in most cases. We present four cases assessed over 5 years in our allergy service who were found to have evidence of strongyloidiasis and whose clinical features resolved with standard anti-helminth treatment.

Keywords: urticaria, Strongyloides, strongyloidiasis, chronic spontaneous urticaria, CSU

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