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Is chronic urticaria a mast cell disease?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Mast cells are the source of histamine and other biologically active mediators that trigger hives.

In brief: Yes.

Mast cells are the source of histamine and other biologically active mediators that trigger hives.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Mast cells are the source of histamine and other biologically active mediators that trigger hives.

In brief: Yes.

Mast cells are the source of histamine and other biologically active mediators that trigger hives.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Urticaria

Urticaria, a clinically distressing disorder, is dermal oedema resulting from vascular dilatation and leakage of fluid into surrounding tissue, often in response to histamine (and other mediators) released from mast cells.
A clear history of events surrounding the onset, together with laboratory investigations, in some cases allows us to find a cause and eliminate it.

In brief: Urticaria

Urticaria, a clinically distressing disorder, is dermal oedema resulting from vascular dilatation and leakage of fluid into surrounding tissue, often in response to histamine (and other mediators) released from mast cells.
A clear history of events surrounding the onset, together with laboratory investigations, in some cases allows us to find a cause and eliminate it.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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