Urticaria

Translated title of the contribution: Urticaria

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Abstract

Urticaria is a frequent skin condition presenting with wheals, angioedema or both due to the activation of mast cells. Acute urticaria (< 6 weeks duration) is associated with infections and allergies, whereas chronic urticaria (≥ 6 weeks) is either spontaneous (chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU)), inducible or both. Quality of life (QoL) is frequently impaired. The pathogenesis of CSU is often of an autoimmune nature. As argued in this review, the treatment aims to restore QoL with a stepwise approach, most often using second-generation H1-antihistamines, omalizumab and cyclosporine.
Translated title of the contributionUrticaria
Original languageDanish
Article numberV04230240
JournalUgeskrift for Læger
Volume186
Issue number8
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4. Dec 2023

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