McBride, D., Balp, M., Abuzakouk, M., Berard, F., Canonica, G. W., Gimenez-Arnau, A., ... Maurer, M. (2016). Assure-Csu: Assessing the Impact of Chronic Spontaneous / Idiopathic Urticaria on Work Productivity and Activity [MEETING ABSTRACT PSS17]. Value in Health, 19(3), A124-AA125. DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2016.03.507
This analysis from ASSURE-CSU suggests that CSU patients experience substantial activity impairment. Employed patients are affected at work by their disease, through absenteeism and reduced productivity. This overall work impairment results in significant impact for patients, employers and society.