This UCARE LevelUp series of educational videos discusses how to confirm chronic urticaria (CU) and exclude differential diagnoses, the search for relevant conditions that modify disease activity, as well as the causes, comorbidities, consequences, components, and course of CU (“the seven Cs of the diagnostic workup of CU).

UCARE LevelUp Educational Video 1:
How to confirm CU and exclude differential diagnoses – January 2022

Dr. Andaç Salman and Prof. Emek Kocatürk Göncü speak about how to confirm CU and exclude differential diagnoses.

TOPIC: The seven “C’s” of the diagnostic workup of chronic urticaria

  • How to confirm chronic urticaria (CU) and exclude differential diagnosis
  • The search for relevant conditions that modify disease activity
  • Causes, comorbidities, consequences, components, and course of CU

UCARE LevelUp Educational Video 2:
Causes of CU: The search for relevant conditions that modify disease activity – February 2022

Dr. José Ignacio Larco Sousa and Dr. Bahar Sevimli Dikicier walk us through relevant conditions that modify disease activity relating to Urticaria

TOPICS:

  • What are the expected comorbidities to be faced together with CU
  • Prevalence of autoimmune diseases in CSU patients
  • Autoimmune diseases in CSU patients
  • What are the laboratory and imaging tests that should be done to diagnose CU?
  • What are the triggering factors for CU?
  • Is diet a critical issue among causes of CU and during CU?
  • What are things that patients can use to relieve CU themselves?

UCARE LevelUp Educational Video 3:
The Course of CSU and Treatments – May 2022

In this video, Dr. Mona Al-Ahmad and Dr. Iman Nasr discuss questions on the course of CU and possible treatments.

TOPICS:

  • The duration of chronic urticaria
  • Recommended assessment tools, such as the UCT, AECT and the DLQI
  • The goals and different treatment options for CU