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what r the symptoms, tests, and treatment for autoimmune urticaria? is au the same thing as chronic idiopathic hives or is there a distinction?

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Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 51 years experience
Treat the cause!: Good morning, good morning, urticaria refers to hives, due to changes in blood flow to skin due to certain neuro-chemicals. Autoimmune urticaria suggests an association of these chemicals being released as a result of immune system fighting your own cells producing antibodies against nuclear components of cells such as those of thyroid glands (thyroiditis), intestines, pancreas, skin, kidneys etc.

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