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Urticaria and coronavirus infection: a lesson from SARS-CoV-2 pandemic


A. Allegra1,2, R. Asero r.asero@libero.it3, A. Giovannetti4, S. Isola2,5, S. Gangemi5

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10.23822/EurAnnACI.1764-1489.173

Summary
Urticaria is a condition involving both skin and mucosal tissues characterizedby the presence of wheals and/or angioedema. The acute form hasbeen related to allergic reactions to drugs or foods, interaction with chemicals, or infections. We reviewed the association of urticaria with coronavirusinfections.This review was carried out by the use of two searchengines for published original articles, employing two key terms correlatedto urticaria and viruses: "urticaria" and one term linked to each virus.Theresearch of the relationships between SARS-CoV-2 and urticaria produced18 papers (including a total of 114 cases). Surprisingly, the search for casesof urticaria in patients with SARS-CoV or MERS produced no results. Wetried to interpret this discrepancy and attempted to analyze the possiblepathogenesis of urticaria lesions in SARS-CoV-2.

Key words
Urticaria; allergy; SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; MERS-CoV; SARS-CoV; viral infection.

Cite this article as:
Allegra A, Asero R, Giovannetti A, Isola S, Gangemi S, Urticaria and coronavirus infection: a lesson from SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol 2021;53(2):51-54. doi:10.23822/EurAnnACI.1764-1489.173.

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