Publications, Books, Book Chapters and Reviews by Prof. Marcus Maurer, MD

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Modern Approaches to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cold Contact Urticaria

Filename 38. Krause et al. Modern approaches to the diagn. CAAR 2010.pdf
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Category Reviews
Tags Antihistamine, Cold stimulation test, Cold urticaria, physical urticaria, Threshold test, treatment
Authors Krause, K., Zuberbier, T. and Maurer, M.
Citation Krause, K., Zuberbier, T. and Maurer, M.: Modern approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of cold contact urticaria. Curr. Allergy Asthm. 2010: 10; 243-249.
Corresponding authors Maurer, M.
DocNum R.38
DocType PDF
Edition; Page 10; 243-249
IF 2.34
Publisher Curr. Allergy Asthm.
ReleaseDate 2010

Cold contact urticaria (CCU) is a common subtype of physical urticaria characterized by itchy wheals and/or angioedema due to skin mast cell activation and the release of proinflammatory mediators after cold exposure. The underlying causes are largely unknown. When CCU is suspected, cold stimulation tests and threshold testing should be done to confirm the diagnosis and to determine the severity and course of CCU, respectively. Avoidance of critical cold exposure should be recommended but is often impossible, especially for severely affected patients with high temperature and low exposure time thresholds. Symptomatic treatment of choice is the use of modern, nonsedating antihistamines. Patients should be informed that complete protection from CCU symptom development may require increased doses of antihistamines. Standardizing cold provocation tests and further characterization of the natural course of CCU and its variants may lead to a better understanding of the diseasedriving mechanisms.

(Last update: 08.2021)

Number of publications (original work and reviews) in peer-reviewed journals: 636
Number of original publications in peer-reviewed journals: 462
Number of reviews in peer-reviewed journals: 174
Cumulative IF of publications (original work & reviews) in peer-reviewed journals: 3834,12
Cumulative IF for original publications in peer-reviewed journals: 3043,14
Cumulative IF for reviews in peer-reviewed journals: 790,98
Citations, Hirsch index: (view on Web of Science) 26429