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Volume 2015, Article ID 578383, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/578383
Research Article

Analysis of Circulating Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and Its Soluble Receptors in Patients with Different Forms of Chronic Urticaria

1Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, Upper Silesian Medical Centre, 40-635 Katowice, Poland
2Department of Nutrition-Associated Disease Prevention, Faculty of Public Health, Ulica Piekarska 18, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, 41-902 Bytom, Poland
3Department of Biochemistry, Ulica Jordana 19, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, 41-808 Zabrze, Poland
4Chair and Clinical Department of Internal Diseases, Dermatology and Allergology, Ulica M. Curie-Skłodowskiej 10, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, 41-800 Zabrze, Poland

Received 6 July 2014; Revised 16 January 2015; Accepted 22 January 2015

Academic Editor: Marzia Caproni

Copyright © 2015 Julia Jagodzinska et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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