Risk factors and Life-Style in Chronic Urticaria

Objective: To define life style factors (sports, diet, caffein, smoking, alcohol) and risk factors (systemic diseases, medications, BMI, occupation, marital status, family history, sleep problems, psychological problems, allergy, stress) associated with chronic urticaria (CU).

Background: CU is a chronic inflammatory disease which has been associated with a female gender, thyroid diseases, infections, pseudoallergens in the diet, drugs and stressful conditions. But life style factors such as diet, physical activity, caffeine intake, alcohol intake and smoking and risk factors such as blood type, occupation, exposure to hazardous substances in the work place, family history has not been thoroughly investigated and compared with healthy individuals.

Project lead: Emek Kocatürk Göncü

Project advisor: Marcus Maurer

Steering committee: Emek Kocatürk, Marcus Maurer, Torsten Zuberbier, Chris Rutowski, Michael Makris, Romi Saini, Mona Al-Ahmad, Simon Francis Thomsen, Connie Katelaris, Margarida Gonçalo, Clive Grattan, Pavel Kolkhir

Status: Global Rollout planned for 2023

If you have any questions, please reach out to Emek Kocatürk Göncü (dremekozgurATgmail.com)

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