Pediatric urticaria

Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2014 Feb;34(1):117-39. doi: 10.1016/j.iac.2013.09.008.


Although urticaria is not a life-threatening disease, its impact on quality of life in children should not be overlooked. A systematic search of online databases, including Medline, was performed to inform a review aiming to equip clinicians with an evidence-based approach to all aspects of pediatric urticaria. This review hinges on an illustrative case and includes a summary table of studies pertaining to disease management in children. The multiple issues faced by patients, their families, and treating clinicians are highlighted, and the current literature on the presentation, natural history, investigation, and management of this poorly understood condition is assessed.

Keywords: Evidence-based approach; Pediatric urticaria; Quality of life; Urticaria.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Urticaria / diagnosis*
  • Urticaria / epidemiology
  • Urticaria / etiology
  • Urticaria / therapy*