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Rev Alerg Mex. 2017 Jul-Sep;64(3):309-326.

[Is it possible for chronic urticaria diagnostic approach to be simplified? A clinical data checklist].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Universidad Espíritu Santo, Samborondón, Ecuador. ivancherrez@gmail.com.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

BACKGROUND:

Existing clinical guidelines do not offer an efficient alternative for the collection of data on relevant clinical traits during history and physical of the patient with chronic urticaria.

OBJECTIVE:

Our aim was to provide a clinical data checklist together with its guide to allow for thorough information to be obtained and for a physical exam that identifies the main features and triggering factors of the disease to be carried out.

METHODS:

A search was conducted for relevant literature on chronic urticaria in Medline, the Cochrane library and PubMed.

RESULTS:

We developed an easy-to-use clinical data checklist with its corresponding clinical guide, comprised by 42 items based on two components: essential clues for history taking and chronic urticaria diagnosis (typical symptoms according to subgroups, etiology and laboratory results). Some components are the time of disease onset, wheals' duration, shape, size, color and distribution, associated angioedema, atopy, triggering factors and others.

CONCLUSION:

The clinical data checklist and its guide constitute a tool to focus, guide and save time in medical consultation, with the main purpose to aid physicians in providing better diagnosis and management of the disease.

KEYWORDS:

Chronic urticaria; Clinical guidelines; Medical record

PMID:
29046029
DOI:
10.29262/ram.v64i3.276

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