Nomenclatuur en scoresystemen chronische urticaria

Translated title of the contribution: Classification and score systems of chronic urticaria

M. C. Urgert, M. T. Van Den Elzen, R. A. Tupker, S. M. Franken, E. J. Van Zuuren, A. C. Knulst*

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The Dutch Guideline on urticaria is currently being developed. Whilst awaiting the guideline, this article already discusses the classification and score system. Chronic urticaria is defined as the occurrence of spontaneous wheals, angioedema or both for a period of at least six weeks. In the current classification, chronic urticaria is divided into chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) and chronic inducible urticaria (CINDU). Several disease-specific questionnaires have been developed to assess patient-reported outcomes measures: the Urticaria Activity Score (UAS) and the Angioedema Activity Score (AAS) to assess disease activity, and the CU-Q2oL (Chronic Urticaria Quality of Life) and AE-QoL (Angio Edema Quality of Life) to assess quality of life. Disease specific questionnaires to assess disease activity, quality of life and use of medication in patients with CSU and/ or CINDU are the Urticaria Control Test (UCT) and the Urticaria Severity Score (USS). The guideline on chronic urticaria will provide recommendations on the use of these score systems.

Translated title of the contributionClassification and score systems of chronic urticaria
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)126-128
Number of pages3
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Dermatologie & Venereologie
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2015


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