Learning module: Urticaria

Goals and objectives

The purpose of this module is to help medical students develop a clinical approach to the initial evaluation and treatment of patients with urticaria.

After completing this module, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the morphology of urticaria.
  • Distinguish between acute and chronic urticaria.
  • Develop an initial treatment plan for a patient with acute or chronic urticaria.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis.

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