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February 1968

Genetic Aspects of Urticaria Pigmentosa

Author Affiliations

Tacoma, Wash

From the departments of dermatology, of the University of Oregon Medical School, Portland, and of the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle.

Arch Dermatol. 1968;97(2):137-138. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610080041006

Three members from one family add support to a possible genetic basis for urticaria pigmentosa. A search of the world literature disclosed 28 additional individuals with various forms of urticaria pigmentosa among their relations. These came from 13 different families. The pedigrees of the 31 patients suggest an autosomal dominant mode of transmission.