MIMS Education

Practical Approach to the Management of Urticaria

Practical Approach to the Management of Urticaria

Family MedicineGeneral PracticeInternal MedicinePaediatricsAllergy And Immunology
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About this course

Urticaria, the development of evanescent wheals or hives with or without angioedema, is a very common dermatologic condition which can significantly affect patients’ quality of life. Proper management of this condition involves a thorough history and assessment, which includes evaluating disease severity and control. Non-sedating 2nd generation H1-antihistamines are the first line pharmaceutical agent for managing patients with urticaria.

This e-learning module discusses how to evaluate and assess patients with urticaria and provides a guide to its treatment with antihistamines and other medications.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning module, participants should be able to: ​

  • Understand the pathogenesis of urticaria.
  • Review the evaluation and assessment of urticaria.
  • Discuss the management options for urticaria based on recent guidelines.

Topics covered

  • Urticaria: Definition, Disease Burden, Pathogenesis
  • Evaluation of urticaria & assessment of disease activity, impact, and control
  • Management of urticaria

Speaker for this course:

Dr Gilbert T. Chua
Specialist in Paediatric Immunology, Allergy, and Infectious Diseases

1 CME Point Available

  • This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for medical practitioners enrolled in The Medical Council of Hong Kong’s Continuing Medical Education Programme for Practising Doctors who are not taking CME for Specialists.
    • This module is accredited for both Hong Kong Doctors Union (HKDU) members and non-members.
  • This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for fellows of Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, and 0.50 CME point for fellows of Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine, Hong Kong College of Community Medicine, and Hong Kong College of Physicians.
  • Please note that this module will not earn CME credit for fellows of colleges not listed here.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.

Keywords: urticaria, hives, hives rash