Cold urticaria in Saudi Arabia

Ann Allergy. 1989 Oct;63(4):331-4.


During an 8-year period we have seen two cases of cold-induced urticaria at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, a major tertiary centre in Saudi Arabia. This indicates a lower prevalence in Saudi Arabia compared with other countries. One of our patients did not respond to cyproheptadine but she had an excellent response to ketotifen.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cold Temperature / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Urticaria / epidemiology*
  • Urticaria / etiology
  • Urticaria / physiopathology