Basic Epidemiology Concepts Relevant in Contact Urticaria
Epidemiology is concerned with public health and prevention. Immediate-contact reactions such as contact urticaria are common in general medicine, dermatology, and occupational medicine. Although accurate epidemiological data on contact urticaria are scarce, the Global Burden of Disease Project 2016 shows that urticaria is among the ten leading skin and subcutaneous diseases with highest prevalence, incidence, and morbidity measured by terms of years lived with disability and disability-adjusted life-years.
KeywordsUrticaria Prevalence Incidence Global burden YLDs DALYs
List of Abbreviations
- 95% UI
95% uncertainty intervals
- GBD 2016
Global Burden of Disease 2016 Project
Years lived with disability
The author is grateful to the Global Burden of Disease 2016 Project and  Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington, for providing the permission to reproduce the figures presented in this chapter.
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