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Online Resources on Urticaria

This list of resources on urticaria will continue to grow throughout World Allergy Week 2017. Check back often.

A live webinar about chronic urticaria took place on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The recording will be available later this week and the link will be posted here.

Dislcaimer: This page includes links to health and medical information. WAO is providing this list for the convenience of visitors. WAO does not endorse nor is responsible for any inaccuracies. This information is not for diagnosis and treatment. If you are a patient with allergies, please consult your physician.

Patient Organizations and Clinics

Urtikaria Network e.V. (UNEV)
The urticaria network is a not-for-profit organisation for helping and supporting urticaria patients and their families. Our pages provide comprehensive information on the forms, causes, and treatment possibilities for urticaria (hives or nettle rash). Visit UNEV.

Allergy UK (Home)
Allergy UK provides information on allergies including on urticaria and angioedema. Start here.

Skin to Live In (Home)
Skin to Live In is an online community that includes resources on urticaria. Start here.

The Mayo Clinic (Home)
The Mayo Clinic News Network posted an article on hives on March 24, 2017.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
This website includes information about urticaria.

Allergy Notes
Allergist Blog - Allergy, Asthma and Immunology News

Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia
Information on urticaria and angioedema for the general public on website.

World Allergy Organization

WAO White Book on Allergy 2013 Update

Allergic Diseases Resource Center
Urticaria and Angioedema: Synopsis (Professional)
Urticaria and Angioedema: Global Overview

Ask the Expert
Food Intolerance and Chronic Urticaria - David Lang, MD,  Torsten Zuberbier, MD, PhD, and Allen Kaplan, MD
Chronic Urticaria, Echinacea, Autohemotherapy - Allen Kaplan, MD

WAO Chronic Urticaria Infographic
Paul Greenberger, MD, Mimi Tang, MD, Marcus Maurer, MD

Interactive Case Report
A Case of Chronic Urticaria - Tara Vinyette Saco, MD, Michael Balduzzi, MD, and Richard Lockey, MD
A Persistent Rash with Urticaria and Angioedema Following Penicillin Treatment - Ahmed Butt, MD, Daanish Rashid, MD, and Richard Lockey, MD

Recorded Postgraduate Course
Understanding and Managing Acute and Chronic Urticaria

Efficacy of Omalizumab in Patients with Chronic Urticaria - Thomas Casle, MD
Choosing Wisely List and Chronic Urticaria - James Tarbox, MD

Articles in the World Allergy Organization Journal

Ojeda IC, Calderon JC, Plaza K, Vanegas E, Cherrez A, Cano J. Urticaria as initial finding of a patient with carcinoid tumor. WAO Journal 2015; 8(34). (doi:10.1186/s40413-015-0083-y) Full Text, Open Access

Rasool R, Masoodi KZ, Shera IA, Yosuf Q, Bhat IA et al. Chronic urticarial merits serum vitamin D evaluation and supplementation; a randomized case control study. WAO Journal 2015; 8(15). (doi:10.1186/s40413-015-066-z) Full Text, Open Access

Carrillo DC, Sanchez Bores M, Garcia E, Egea E, Serrano CD. Omalizumab vs. placebo in the management of chronic idiopathic urticaria: a systematic review. WAO Journal 2014; 7(72). (doi:10.1186/s40413-014-0050-z) Full Text, Open Access

Sanchez-Borges M, Ansotegui I. Jimenez JM, Rojo MI, Serrano C, Yañez A. Comparative efficacy of non-sedating antihistamine updosing in patients with chronic urticarial. WAO Journal 2014; 7(33). (doi:10.1186/1939-4551-7-33) Full Text, Open Access

Greenberger PA. Chronic urticarial: new management options. WAO Journal 2014; 7(31). (doi:10.1186/1939-4451-7-31) Full Text, Open Access

Sanchez-Borges M, Asero R, Ansotegui IJ, Baiardini I, Bernstein JA et al. Diagnosis and Treatment of Urticaria and Angioedema: A Worldwide Perspective. WAO Journal 2012; 5(125). (doi:10.1097/WOX.0b013e3182758d6c) Full Text, Open Access

Alsamarai AM, Hasan AA, Alobaidi AH. Evaluation of Different Combined Regimens in the Treatment of Cholinergic Urticaria. WAO Journal 2012; 5(88). (doi:10.1097/WOX.0b013e31825a72fc) Full Text, Open Access

Professional Allergy/Clinical Immunology Societies

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI)
What are Chronic Hives? (video)
Skin Conditions Overview, Symptoms, Treatment and Management
Alergias Cutáneas (Spanish)
Allergic Skin Conditions
Afecciones de alergia cutánea Consejos para tener en cuenta (Spanish)
Acute Hives versus Chronic Hives
Ronchas agudas y ronchas crónicas (Spanish)
What Makes us Itch?
¿Qué nos provoca picazón? (Spanish)
Scratching the Surface on Skin Allergies
Levantando la primera capa de las alergias cutáneas (Spanish)

Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology and Immunology (APAPARI)

Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)
ASCIA Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria (CSU) Guidelines
Urticaria (hives) information for consumers

British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI)
Skin Allergy
Chronic Urticaria and Angioedema (2nd Edition)

Mexican College of Pediatricians Specialized in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (COMPEDIA)

Hellenic Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (HSACI)

Global Allergy and Asthma European Network (GA2LEN)
The EAACI/GA²LEN/EDF/WAO Guideline for the definition, classification, diagnosis and management of urticaria: the 2013 revision and update Get the article.

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
The Academy has a section of the website with information for the public and patients, including an app for chronic urticaria: Academy’s Chronic Hives Patient App.


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