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

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Physical urticaria

Filename 62. Abajian et al, Physical Urticaria Review CAAR2012.pdf
Filesize 197 KB
Version r.062
Date added June 26, 2020
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Category Reviews
Tags angioedema, cold contact urticaria, Delayed pressure urticaria, Heat contact urticaria, physical urticaria, Solar urticaria, Symptomatic dermographism, Urticaria factitia, Vibratory urticaria/angioedema
Authors Abajian, M., Młynek, A., and Maurer, M.
Citation Abajian, M., Młynek, A., and Maurer, M.: Physical urticaria. Curr. Allergy Asthma Rep. 2012: 1
DocNum R.62
DocType PDF
Edition; Page 12; 281-287
IF 2.74
Publisher Curr. Allergy Asthma Rep.
ReleaseDate 2012

Abstract The physical urticarias are a heterogeneous sub- group of chronic urticarias in which wheals can be repro- ducibly induced by different specific physical stimuli such as cold, heat, pressure, vibration, or sunlight. Physical urti- carias comprise up to 25 % of chronic urticarias and occur more frequently in young adults. Symptoms, i.e. wheal and flare responses or angioedema, are usually limited to the skin areas exposed to the eliciting stimulus. However, gen- eralised urticaria with variable extracutaneous manifesta- tions can also occur. Some patients may also present with more than one physical urticaria. Skin lesions in physical urticaria result from mast cell activation and mediator re- lease. The mechanisms by which physical stimuli activate skin mast cells are not fully understood. Because of this, trigger avoidance and symptomatic treatment are key thera- peutic concepts for physical urticarias. Identification of the inducing physical trigger, including its individual thresh- olds, is necessary for an effective therapy. Here, we have summarized clinical features, diagnostic workup and thera- py options for physical urticarias.

(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