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2022 Apr 11


Development of the Cold Urticaria Activity Score.


Ahsan D, Altrichter S, Gutsche A, Bernstein JA, Altunergil T, Brockstaedt M, Maurer M, Weller K, Terhorst-Molawi D
Allergy. 2022 Apr 11.
PMID: 35403217.


Cold urticaria (ColdU) is a form of inducible urticaria where cold induces wheals and/or angioedema. The burden of disease is high and linked to trigger thresholds, exposure, and avoidance. There are presently no validated patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) to assess and monitor disease activity. Our objective was to develop a disease-specific activity score for ColdU that is easy to administer and evaluate.