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Authors: Staubach, Petra
Mann, Caroline
Peveling- Oberhag, Adriane
Lang, Berenice M.
Augustin, Matthias
Hagenström, Kristina
Garbe, Claudia
Petersen, Jana
Title: Epidemiology of urticaria in German children
Online publication date: 12-Sep-2022
Year of first publication: 2021
Language: english
Abstract: Background To date, robust epidemiological metrics as well as data on comorbidity in pediatric urticaria are lacking. They form the basis for the design of efficient healthcare. Methods Retrospective study to analyze epidemiological data in pediatric urticaria. The analysis is based on routine data of a health insurance company operating throughout Germany (DAK-Gesundheit). Insured people under 18 years of age who received at least one confirmed outpatient or inpatient urticaria diagnosis according to the ICD-10 classification in the years 2010 to 2015 were included in the analysis and compared to children without a corresponding diagnosis. Results Of 2.3 million insured individuals, 313,581 (13.5 %) were under 18 years of age (153,214 female). Urticaria was diagnosed in 1.7 % of the 313,581 patients. The prevalence of urticaria decreased with age from 3.0 % in the 0–3-year age group to 1.0 % in the 14–18-year age group. Boys and girls were almost equally affected in all age groups. Atopic diseases as comorbidity occurred more frequently in children with urticaria than in the control group (16.0 % vs. 8.0 %). Autoimmune diseases, mental health problems, and obesity also occurred more frequently in children with urticaria than in the control group. Conclusions The increased prevalence of specific comorbidities in children with urticaria suggests an increased need for screening. Multimodal treatment strategies need to be developed and interdisciplinary collaboration promoted.
DDC: 610 Medizin
610 Medical sciences
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 04 Medizin
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC BY-NC
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Journal: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft
Pages or article number: 1013
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publisher place: Berlin
Issue date: 2021
ISSN: 1610-0387
Publisher DOI: 10.1111/ddg.14485
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