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    Allergy is not the main trigger of urticaria in children referred to the emergency room.
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2010 Nov;24(11):1347-8
    Department of Pediatric, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
    Background: Urticaria is the disease that has the highest impact on quality of life and requires the most visits to the emergency room.

    Objective: To investigate the clinical presentation of acute urticaria in children referred to the paediatric emergency room of our hospital and to define possible related aetiologies.

    Methods: We included 814 children consecutively referred to the emergency room between January 2006 and December 2007 with a diagnosis of acute urticaria, isolated or associated with other clinical symptoms. Read More
    A survey of emergency department management of acute urticaria in children.
    Pediatr Emerg Care 2007 Dec;23(12):862-8
    Division of Emergency Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
    Objectives: To describe emergency department management of acute urticaria in children and to determine factors associated with management strategies and adherence to practice guidelines.

    Methods: Self-administered cross-sectional survey mailed to all Section of Emergency Medicine members of the American Academy of Pediatrics (n = 1190) and 1000 randomly selected members of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Main outcome measure was proportion of respondents adhering to published guidelines. Read More
    Acute urticaria presenting in the emergency room of a general hospital.
    Eur J Intern Med 2014 Feb 22;25(2):147-50. Epub 2013 Nov 22.
    Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Dept. Medical Sciences, University of Torino, AO Mauriziano "Umberto I", Largo Turati 42, Torino, Italy. Electronic address:
    Background: Acute urticaria is a common disorder that often prompts patients to seek treatment in the emergency room (ER). There are few data on acute urticaria presenting in ER.

    Objectives: This study aimed to provide demographic and clinical data of patients presenting with acute urticaria at an ER of an Italian general hospital covering an area of about 90,000 inhabitants. Read More