Publicações científicas

Chronic urticaria: what is new, where are we headed

M. Ferrer and A.P. Kaplanb
(a) Department of Allergy, Clinica Universitaria, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
(b) National Allergy, Asthma, & Urticaria Centers of Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA.

Revisão:Allergologia et Immunopathologia

Data: 1/Abr/2007

Alergologia e Imunologia Clínica

Chronic urticaria can be defined as the occurrence of widespread daily or nearly daily wheals for at least 6 weeks, which may be accompanied by angioedema.

It is a disease with a considerable impact on patients’ quality of life. Furthermore, these patients may undergo extensive laboratory evaluations seeking a cause only to be frustrated when none is found.

There is no curative treatment for this disorder and we do not understand the mechanisms that lead to the onset of disease. However, in recent years there have been significant advances in the understanding of some of the molecular mechanisms that cause cutaneous inflammation that is manifest as urticaria and angioedema. In this review we will summarize our recent contributions to this field and try to offer insights regarding future directions for research.

CITAÇÃO DO ARTIGO Allergol Immunopathol (Madr). 2007 Mar-Apr;35(2):57-61

talvezlhe interesse


A Clínica é o hospital privado com maiores recursos tecnológicos de Espanha, tudo num único centro.

Imagen de un PET, tecnología de vanguardia en la Clínica Universidad de Navarra


Os profissionais da Clínica realizam um trabalho contínuo de investigação e formação, sempre em benefício do paciente.

Imagen profesionales de la Clínica Universidad de Navarra


Conheça porque é que somos diferentes em relação a outros centros sanitários. Qualidade, rapidez, comodidade e resultados.

Imagen del edificio de la Clínica Universidad de Navarra