A schematic of urticaria


Urticaria is an inflammatory skin disorder that affects up to 20% of the world population at some point during their life.    


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  • This Primer by Cordonnier and colleagues describes the epidemiology, aetiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of intracerebral haemorrhage.

    • Laurent Puy
    • Adrian R. Parry-Jones
    • Charlotte Cordonnier
  • Monogenic diabetes encompasses forms of diabetes that result from a single pathogenic genetic alteration and usually have an early onset. This Primer gives an overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of these conditions, as well as patient quality of life and open research questions.

    • Amélie Bonnefond
    • Ranjit Unnikrishnan
    • Philippe Froguel
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are characterized by neurodevelopmental impairment with or without facial dysmorphology, congenital anomalies and poor growth. This Primer discusses the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of FASD.

    • Svetlana Popova
    • Michael E. Charness
    • Elizabeth J. Elliott
  • Pre-eclampsia is a life-threatening disease of pregnancy and a leading cause of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. This Primer by Dimitriadis and colleagues summarizes the epidemiology, mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of pre-eclampsia, and discusses patient quality of life and open research questions for this condition.

    • Evdokia Dimitriadis
    • Daniel L. Rolnik
    • Ellen Menkhorst
  • Medication overuse headache is a secondary headache disorder that occurs in those with a primary headache disorder (commonly tension-type headache or migraine). This Primer reviews the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of medication overuse headache, and discusses how this disorder affects the quality of life of patients.

    • Sait Ashina
    • Gisela M. Terwindt
    • Richard B. Lipton
  • The ichthyoses are a group of dermatological disorders characterized by generalized scaly, erythematous skin, accompanied by epidermal barrier function disruptions. This Primer by Gutiérrez-Cerrajero and colleagues summarizes the epidemiology, mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of ichthyosis, and discusses patient quality of life and open research questions for this condition.

    • Carlos Gutiérrez-Cerrajero
    • Eli Sprecher
    • Rogelio González-Sarmiento
  • Current medical education propagates bias and power imbalances in medical institutions, which cascade into professional practices and organizations. To serve the needs of all, we need an understanding of how modern medicine was set up, the biases that are embedded in the structures of health care and strategies to transform those structures.

    • Amali U. Lokugamage
    • Rupa Marya
  • Sexual and gender minorities (SGM) experience negative attitudes, stigma, denial of care or low-quality care from health-care providers. Increased awareness and adequate training of health-care professionals and students are required to reduce biases and barriers to care for SGM people.

    • Monica Malta
  • Specific chromosomal abnormalities are associated with development of multiple myeloma and its precursor syndromes. This poster explores the process of plasma cell development, and the types and frequencies of chromosomal abnormalities and other genetic alterations that are involved in development and progression of multiple myeloma.

    • Aneta Mikulasova
    • Gareth J. Morgan
    • Brian A. Walker
  • Planetary and human health are inseparably connected; yet, health-care systems produce considerable amounts of greenhouse gas emissions, waste and pollution. A growing movement to measure and mitigate the health sector’s own climate damage is underway, supported by national policies and clinical innovation.

    • Frances Mortimer
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