The Contact Urticaria Syndrome--An Updated Review

J Am Acad Dermatol. 1981 Sep;5(3):328-42. doi: 10.1016/s0190-9622(81)70099-9.


The term "the contact urticaria syndrome," proposed in 1975, has been generally accepted and led to proliferation of new examples. This paper summarizes this clinical material and presents a diagnostic and pathogenetic evaluation method. The risks (and minimization, thereof) of systemic skin test-induced reactions are delineated.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dermatitis, Atopic / complications*
  • Dermatitis, Contact / complications*
  • Dermatitis, Occupational / etiology
  • Food Hypersensitivity / complications
  • Humans
  • Intradermal Tests
  • Skin Tests
  • Urticaria / diagnosis
  • Urticaria / etiology*
  • Urticaria / immunology