Chronic urticaria (CU) and testing of chronic urticaria have been a subject of numerous research studies in many of which RefLab was an active contributor. 

Below an overview of the scientific publications referred to in the information presented on the chronic urticaria on this website:

  1. Zuberbier T, Asero R, Bindslev-Jensen C, Walter CG, Church MK, Gimenez-Arnau A et al. EAACI/GA(2)LEN/EDF/WAO guideline: definition, classification and diagnosis of urticaria. Allergy 2009;(10):1417-26.
  2. Konstantinou GN, Asero R, Ferrer M, Knol EF, Maurer M, Raap U et al. EAACI taskforce position paper: evidence for autoimmune urticaria and proposal for defining diagnostic criteria. Allergy 2013; 68(1):27-36.
  3. Sabroe RA, Fiebiger E, Francis DM, Maurer D, Seed PT, Grattan CE et al. Classification of anti-FcepsilonRI and anti-IgE autoantibodies in chronic idiopathic urticaria and correlation with disease severity. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2002; 110(3):492-9.
  4. Platzer MH, Grattan CE, Poulsen LK, Skov PS. Validation of basophil histamine release against the autologous serum skin test and outcome of serum-induced basophil histamine release studies in a large population of chronic urticaria patients. Allergy 2005; 60(9)1152-6.
  5. R.A. Sabroe, P.T. Seed, C. Stat, D.M. Francis, R.M. Barr, A. Kobza Black, M.W. Greaves. Chronic idiopathic urticarial: Comparison of the clinical features of patients with and without anti- FcεRI or autoantibodies. J Am Acad Dermatol 1999;40:443-50.
  6. Luigia Brunetti, MD, Ruggiero Francavilla, MD, PhD, Vito L. Miniello, MD, Michael H. Platzer, MSc, Domenica Rizzi, MD, Maria Letizia Lospalutti, MD, Lars K. Poulsen, PhD, Lucio Armenio, MD, PhD, and Per Stahl Skov, PhD. High prevalence of autoimmune urticaria in children with chronic urticaria. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2004;114:922-7.
  7. Kamran Iqbal, Kapil Bhargava, Per Stahl Skov, Sidsel Falkencrone and Clive EH Grattan. A positive serum basophil histamine release assay is a marker for ciclosporin-responsiveness in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria. Clinical and Transactional Allergy 2012, 2:19.
  8. E. Toubi, A. Kessel, N. Avshovich, E. Bamberger, E. Sabo, D. Nusem, J. Panasoff. Clinical and laboratory parameters in predicting chronic urticaria duration: a prospective study of 139 patients. Allergy 2004: 59: 869-873.
  9. LP Viegas, MB Ferreira, AP Kaplan. The Maddening Itch: An Approach to Chronic Urticaria. J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 2014; Vol. 24(1): 1-5.