Background: Urticaria commonly presents with intensely pruritic wheals, sometimes with edema of the subcutaneous or interstitial tissue. Hence; we planned the present study to assess and compare the acute and chronic urticarial among patients visiting the dermatology department. Materials & methods: The present investigation comparison of patients with acute and chronic urticaria. A total of 100 patients suffering from urticaria were included in the present study. Urticaria activity score (UAS) in all the patients was also obtained. At the time of eighth week of follow-up, the patients separated into two groups as acute urticaria (AU) and chronic urticaria (CU) regarding the clinical improvement. All the results were recorded and were assessed by SPSS software. Results: Mean age of the patients of the AU and CU group was 38.4 years and 42.2 years. Number of males in the AU and CU group was 22 and 35 respectively. Non- significant results were obtained while comparing the patients of both the study groups in terms of their clinical and demographic details. While comparing the mean UAS in between the subjects of both the study groups, significant results were obtained. Conclusion: Patients with AU and CU do not differ from each other in terms of demographic and clinical data. However; in terms of UAS, significant difference exist in between subjects with AU and CU.
Key words: Acute, Chronic, Urticarial