Optimization Of Health-Care Pathways To Urticaria Patients Seen In Primary Care

Optimization Of Health-Care Pathways To Urticaria Patients Seen In Primary Care

Background

Urticaria is a prevalent skin disorder, which may indicate life-threatening conditions, such as anaphylaxis; more commonly, it presents acutely (AU) but becomes chronic and persists (CU). It may have a significant impact on the patient’s quality of life (QoL). Most cases are first seen by general practitioners (GPs) or in emergency departments and eventually by allergists upon GP referral. This systematic review is intended to provide evidence-based tools for practical decision support to GPs confronted with patients with urticaria, including identifying those who should be referred to a specialist.