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Localized cold urticaria to the face in a pediatric patient: a case report and literature review.
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PMID:  20609144     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a curious case of localized cold urticaria restricted to the face in a 10-year-old girl. Testing for the condition using an ice cube was positive only in the facial area. After 2 years, the patient continues to experience localized urticaria only on her face on cold exposure. A review of the available published medical literature on cold urticaria was performed using Ovid and PubMed databases. The literature search was not limited to the English language. Only three other cases of cold urticaria localized to the face were identified. Upon review of the published reports on cold urticaria and discussion of classification and diagnostic testing, we conclude that cold urticaria clearly is a rare and poorly understood entity.
Gabriel F Sciallis; Esther H Krych
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric dermatology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1525-1470     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Dermatol     Publication Date:    2010 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-08     Completed Date:  2010-10-25     Revised Date:  2011-01-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406799     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  266-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cetirizine / therapeutic use
Cold Temperature / adverse effects*
Cromolyn Sodium / therapeutic use
Cyproheptadine / therapeutic use
Histamine Antagonists / therapeutic use
Hydrocortisone / therapeutic use
Loratadine / therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Urticaria / classification,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Histamine Antagonists; 129-03-3/Cyproheptadine; 15826-37-6/Cromolyn Sodium; 50-23-7/Hydrocortisone; 79794-75-5/Loratadine; 83881-51-0/Cetirizine

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