International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A
Correlation of clinical features with positive autologous serum skin test in chronic urticaria
Dr. Heleena Peter and Dr. Bindurani S
Recent reports have indicated the presence of autoantibodies in about one-third of patients with chronic urticaria and autologous serum skin test (ASST) is a simple and useful clinical test to demonstrate them. Our study aimed to find the proportion of patients with chronic urticaria having autoantibodies in their sera using autologous serum skin test (ASST) and to compare the clinical features of patients with positive and negative ASST. Study patients were subjected to ASST and their disease activity was measured using urticaria activity score(UAS). Statistical analysis was done using Chi-square test and Mann-Whitney test. Among the patients studied, autoantibodies were detected by ASST in the sera of 33.33% of patients with chronic urticaria and these patients had more prolonged duration of disease, high urticaria activity scores as well as increased serum IgE and absolute eosinophil counts.
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Dr. Heleena Peter, Dr. Bindurani S. Correlation of clinical features with positive autologous serum skin test in chronic urticaria. Int J Dermatol Venereology Leprosy Sci 2021;4(2):43-45. DOI: 10.33545/26649411.2021.v4.i2a.91