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One of the proposed mechanisms in CU is autoimmunity. It was shown by a positive response to autologous serum skin test (ASST)in almost half of chronic urticaria (CU) patients. IL-18 also play a role in autoimmune disorders. The investigators aim was to investigate the relationship of ASST and IL-18 in CU and respiratory allergic diseases.
Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective
autologous serum skin test, serum IL-18
Eskisehir Osmangazi University
Eskisehir Osmangazi University
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:06:47-0400
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