Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria

Ligelizumab Improves Chronic Urticaria Symptom Control Versus Omalizumab

October 08, 2019


A new phase 2b trial shows the investigative therapy significantly improves the rate of patients with hives control over 12 weeks versus its competitor.

ACAAI 2018 Perspectives

November 30, 2018


Omalizumab for Urticaria: Real World As Good or Better Than Clinical Trials

November 16, 2018


In a real-world setting, omalizumab improved UAS scores, DLQI scores, response scores, and saw a similar or better safety profile.

Different Language Versions of Urticaria Control Test Lost Nothing in Translation

January 02, 2017


A novel cross-cultural adaptation of the Urticaria Control Test (UCT) for clinical applications in Thailand proved every bit as effective as its German predecessor.

Data Analyses Show Major Strides in Blood Biomarkers for Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria

December 23, 2016


Researchers evaluated the correlation between clinical and laboratory findings to identify biomarkers for a range of chronic spontaneous urticaria criteria including differential diagnosis, activity, duration, patient subgroups allocation, and response to treatment.

Literature Review of Aquagenic Urticaria: How One Becomes “Allergic to Water”

December 22, 2016


Researchers compiled best practices for clinicians diagnosing and treating aquagenic urticaria (AU), a rare, but debilitating form of the skin disorder that leaves patients unable to bathe, sweat, or cry without breaking out in painful wheals.

No Association Found Between Hives and Heart Attack

December 20, 2016


A new study reported no increased incidence of heart disease in patients treated for chronic urticaria, despite prior research highlighting a potential association with other cardiac risk precursors.

FDA Fast-Tracks Investigational Peanut Allergy Vaccine

December 20, 2016


ASP0892 is an investigational DNA vaccine for the common, potentially fatal allergy.

FDA Bans Powdered Surgical Gloves

December 16, 2016


Citing health hazards to patients and workers, the US Food and Drug Administration has issued a final rule banning the use of powdered exam gloves and surgical gloves. It will take effect January 19, 2017.

Four Simple Tests Can Improve Autoimmune Urticaria Diagnosis

December 15, 2016


Researchers highlight a new set of tests that could streamline the process involved in identifying autoimmune chronic urticaria.