Causes of Chronic Urticaria in Adults, Chronic urticaria can develop due to drugs, physical causes and some diseases. Sometimes, urticaria may develop due to the inflammation of the vessels, which we call urticarial vasculitis.

The causes of chronic urticaria in adults can vary. The most common type of chronic urticaria is idiopathic. So there is no reason. In 90% of people with chronic hives, no cause can be found.

There are also some genetic syndromes that cause urticaria. These syndromes are inherited by genes. These syndromes;

  • Familial autoinflammatory syndrome,
  • Muckle-Wells syndrome
  • Inflammatory disease involving many organs starting in the neonatal period (chronic infantile neurologic cutaneous articular syndrome).
  • Urticaria can sometimes be seen in some inflammatory diseases;
  • Schnitzler syndrome,
  • Still’s disease
  • Gleich’s syndrome

What are the Harms of Contact Urticaria in Adults?

Allergic eczematous contact dermatitis may occur in the future due to prolonged contact with the substance that causes contact urticaria. It has been observed that some of the eczemas have contact urticaria beforehand. Contact urticaria is seen in the initial phase, especially in hand dermatitis.

Contact urticaria mediated by IgE may be a precursor of more serious allergic reactions. Contact urticaria, which occurs with latex and foods that cross-react with latex, may be a harbinger of allergic shock that may occur in the future, especially in people with latex allergy. There are studies showing that some patients with contact urticaria develop allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, shortness of breath, and asthma in the future, while others develop more severe allergic shock.

Contact urticaria should be taken seriously, it should be seen as a precursor of more serious reactions that may occur in the future, so it should be investigated by allergy physicians.