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Table 2 Impact of chronic urticaria on patient’s quality of life

From: Insights into urticaria in pediatric and adult populations and its management with fexofenadine hydrochloride

Quality of life parameters
1. High costs
2. Presence of comorbidities
3. Unpredictability of symptoms
4. Impact on the family
5. Interference with health-related quality of life
6. School and work decreased performance
7. Resistance to treatment
8. Long disease duration
9. Effects of concomitant angioedema (body deformation, asphyxia)
10. Interference with sexual function
11. Interference with social interactions
  1. Table adapted from Sánchez-Borges et al. [54]