Stepping down chronic spontaneous urticaria treatment: a global perspective (SDown-CSU)

SDown-CSU is an international, multicenter, observational, cross-sectional, survey-based study which aims to investigate stepping down approaches of different steps of chronic spontaneous urticaria treatment from global perspective.

Core variables of the study are:

  1. Physicians’ attitudes to different step down/discontinuation approaches
  2. Local regulations about stepping down/discontinuation
  3. Assessment of when and how to step down from different steps of CSU treatment
  4. Physicians’ attitudes on combined treatments

Status: Forming an international project’s steering committee
For more information please contact the project lead:  Murat Türk - mrttrk(at)

In this episode, photodermatology expert, Professor Lesley Rhodes, sheds light on one of the rarer forms of chronic inducible urticaria: solar urticaria. This includes a practical guide to diagnosis and referral, as well as a summary of the unmet needs that remain in the management of this understudied condition.


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The 1st UCARE LevelUP Fireside Chat on December 1st 2021 was dedicated to the topic “The next generation: What do junior urticariologists expect from the UCARE network, what do seniors expect from juniors?”.

Follow the discussion of Luis Felipe Chiaverini Ensina (Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil), Salma Taha (Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar, Doha), Hanna Bonnekoh (Charité,...

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In this newsletter we are discussing the new EAACI Guideline for the Definition, Classification, Diagnosis and Management of Urticaria, and look at recent Publications relating to Bradykinin receptors, Machine learning and the effects of Spirituality on the experience of CU. We Talked to Dr Dorothea Terhorst-Molawi and Dr Mojca Bizjak about their project Cold-CU, what motivated them to start a...

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