Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2021, Vol. 54 ›› Issue (12): 1117-1121.doi: 10.35541/cjd.20210379

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Scoring systems for chronic spontaneous urticaria in clinical research and practice

Yu Miao1,2, Chen Yudi3, Liu Bo1, Song Xiaoting1, Liao Shuanglu1, Luan Tingting1,2, Zhao Zuotao1   

  1. 1Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing Key Laboratory of Molecular Diagnosis on Dermatoses, National Clinical Research Center for Skin and Immune Diseases, Beijing 100034, China; 2Peking University School of Nursing, Beijing 100191, China; 3Department of Dermatology, Beijing Hospital, National Center of Gerontology, Institute of Geriatric Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100730, China
  • Received:2021-05-12 Revised:2021-08-06 Online:2021-12-15 Published:2021-12-01
  • Contact: Zhao Zuotao

Abstract: 【Abstract】 Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) greatly affects the quality of life of patients. Currently, no sensitive and convenient biomarkers are available to assess the severity of CSU and efficacy of drug therapies. It is particularly important to apply patient-reported outcome assessment tools with good reliability and validity in daily management of CSU, such as urticaria activity score, urticaria control test and chronic urticaria quality of life questionnaire. This review outlines the existing CSU assessment tools, analyzes their strengths, limitations and clinical application, aiming to establish a CSU clinical scoring system, and to facilitate personalized treatment and efficacy evaluation.

Key words: Urticaria, Quality of life, Health status indicators, Disease activity, Disease control