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Coronary spasm associated with urticaria: report of a case mimicking anaphylaxis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7083649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Recent investigations suggest that the vasoactive substances, histamine, prostaglandin E2, and thromboxane A2 are mediators of coronary artery spasm. These substances may be released during a episode of urticaria. We report here a case of coronary artery spasm associated with an episode of acute urticaria. The coronary spasm may have been mediated by the vasoactive substances released from basophils and secondary platelet aggregation, known to occur with urticaria.
Authors:
M R Bristow; R Ginsburg; N E Kantrowitz; D S Baim; J T Rosenbaum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cardiology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0160-9289     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  1982 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-08-26     Completed Date:  1982-08-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903272     Medline TA:  Clin Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  238-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acute Disease
Anaphylaxis / diagnosis*
Coronary Disease / complications
Coronary Vasospasm / complications*
Diagnosis, Differential
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Urticaria / etiology*

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