Clinical decisions regarding the best diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in patients with urticaria can vary from one allergist or dermatologist to another, and between clinical centres. International guidelines offer clear evidence-based recommendations that:
The only international recommendations for the diagnosis and management of urticaria are provided by the EAACI/GA²LEN/EDF/WAO urticaria guidelines (Zuberbier et al., 2017).
The 2017 International EAACI/GA2LEN/EDF/WAO urticaria guidelines are:
The 2017 revision and update to the international EAACI/GA2LEN/EDF/WAO urticaria guidelines include evidence-based recommendations for the definition, classification, diagnosis and management of urticaria (Zuberbier et al., 2018).
Table 3. Summary of the updated 2017 international EAACI/GA2LEN/EDF/WAO urticaria guidelines
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