Caloric Restriction and Remission of Severe Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria: An Autobiographical Case Report Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • In this autobiographical case report, the physician-author-patient is documenting the remission of his own severe chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) in response to caloric restriction and subsequent weight loss. To my knowledge, this is the first reported case of CSU remission secondary to weight loss in the literature. CSU is a common debilitating pruritic skin condition that carries a significant economic and psychological burden. Currently, the mainstay of CSU treatment is symptom control, rather than seeking to achieve complete remission. Despite some recent retrospective studies reporting an association between obesity and CSU, there is a paucity of interventional research testing the impact of obesity management on CSU. The case reported herein highlights the need for research able to test the hypothesized association between obesity, particularly visceral obesity, and CSU.

publication date

  • November 8, 2021

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