Follow along on our guide to Urticaria, also called Hives, an exploration of the latest recommendations and research on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of this common reaction of the mast cells of the skin, resulting in itchy raised or puffy plaques or welts. Urticaria typically appears suddenly and disappears within a few hours, but in some cases can become chronic over months or even years. Each step of the Medical Journey will delve into another aspect of the condition, including causes and triggers, genetic factors, related conditions, therapy options, coping strategies, and lessons learned from unique case studies -- all of which have undergone expert review. Every installment will also include a separate, downloadable, printable information resource for patients.


Urticaria/Hives: The Search Continues for Causes

–"It's a puzzle and we're constantly trying to fit the pieces together"

Keys to Diagnosis of Urticaria

–With no known cause in most cases, disease is a clinical diagnosis and testing is controversial

Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria and Autoimmunity

–Endotypes linked to comorbid autoimmune disease risk

Case Study: Terrible Recurrent Itchy Wheals All Over This Woman's Body

–Looking beyond the treatment algorithm for novel options proved worthwhile

Managing Comorbidities in Chronic Urticaria

–Identification and treatment are key to optimal patient outcomes

What’s New in the Treatment of Chronic Urticaria?

–International guideline creates streamlined algorithm, although more "step-down" advice is needed
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