Article |

Heparin-Precipitable Cryoprecipitate in a Child With Cold Urticaria

Am J Dis Child. 1980;134(8):797-798. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1980.02130200065021.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Cold urticaria occurs occasionally in childhood and is associated at times with cryoglobulinemia, cold hemolysins, or cryofibrinogenemia. We describe here a patient who has cold urticaria associated with increased levels of heparin sodium-precipitable cryoprecipitate (HPC); to our knowledge, such a case has not been previously reported.

Report of a Case.—A 10-year-old girl was first seen in November 1976 because of urticaria accompanied by arthralgia. The previously well child had an intensely pruritic eruption of the feet develop after a swimming lesson. This resolved spontaneously within eight hours. Two days later, urticaria was noted from the waist to the feet after attendance at a night football game. Subsequent long outdoor exposures induced urticaria on the trunk, face, and legs and swelling of the fingers. Occasionally, the eruptions were accompanied by pain in the hips, shoulders, and right ankle. Cyproheptadine hydrochloride therapy did not diminish the urticaria. The history was unremarkable,


Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours





Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).
Submit a Comment


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.