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Chronic inducible urticaria can require some detective work

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Prof. Marcus Maurer, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
EADV 2020
Chronic inducible urticaria (CindU) is less common than spontaneous urticaria but can also have a dramatic negative impact on quality of life. Novel treatment options aim at depleting or silencing mast cells [1]. “About 1 in 4 patients suffers from CindU, the most common being symptomatic dermographism, cold urticaria, and cholinergic urticaria,” Prof. Marcus Maurer (Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany) explained [1]. COLD-CE is an international, multicentre, prospective, cross-sectional academic study aiming to better understand cold-induced urticaria. In this study, real-world data is collected on still ill-defined characteristics, such as subforms of cold-induced urticaria. The researchers found subforms like food-dependent CindU. One patient only suffered from cold-induced urticaria after a specific meal: steak. “There are rare subforms that require our detectiv...

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