Chronic Urticaria Resolving after Resection of Mucinous Breast CancerBenjamin S. Daniel and Dedee F. Murrell*
Daniel J. Benjamin, Cornell University and Institute for Social Research, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dedee F. Murrell
Department of Dermatology
St. George Hospital
University of New South Wales
Gray Street, Sydney
NSW 2217, Australia
E-mail: [email protected]
Accepted date: September 28, 2010; Published date: September 30, 2010
Citation: Daniel BJ, Murrell D (2010) Chronic Urticaria Resolving after Resection of Mucinous Breast Cancer. J Clin Exp Dermatol 1:103. doi: 10.4172/2155-9554.1000103
Copyright: © 2010 Daniel BJ, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Chronic urticaria is a common condition characterised by intense pruritus, wheals and erythema. A 56-year-old female presented with chronic urticaria which persisted despite multiple therapies. Laboratory and radiological investigations were performed and a mucinous breast cancer detected. Within days of surgical resection of the breast cancer, the urticaria resolved. This paper outlines the major causes of chronic urticaria and the importance of investigating patients with chronic urticaria.