A cutaneous lesion or lesions involving edema of the epidermis and/or dermis presenting with rapid onset and pruritus, returning to normal skin appearance within 24 hours
Important to rule out underlying anaphylaxis in those patients presenting with acute onset of urticaria (1),(2)[...
Resolution of acute symptoms: 70% <72 hours
Chronic urticaria: 35% symptom-free in a year; another 30% will see symptom reduction.
Maurer M, Weller K, Bindslev-Jensen C, et al. Unmet clinical needs in chronic spontaneous urticaria. A GA2LEN task force report. Allergy. 2011;66(3):317–330. [View Abstract on...
L50.9 Urticaria, unspecified
L50.1 Idiopathic urticaria
L50.8 Other urticaria
L50.2 Urticaria due to cold and heat
L50.6 Contact urticaria
L50.0 Allergic urticaria
L50.5 Cholinergic urticaria
Urticaria occurs rapidly and individual lesions resolve within 24 hours, although multiple crops of lesions can occur in stages.
Mainstay of therapy is to avoid identified triggers.
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