Other and unspecified urticaria


urticaria: A vascular reaction of the skin characterized by erythema and wheal formation due to localized increase of vascular permeability. The causative mechanism may be allergy, infection, or stress.

Endpoint definition

FinnGen phenotype data

429209 individuals

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Apply sex-specific rule None


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Check conditions None


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Check pre-conditions, main-only, mode, registry filters

Hospital Discharge: ICD-10 L50.8, L50.9
Hospital discharge: ICD-9 708[8-9]
Hospital discharge: ICD-8 708
Cause of death: ICD-10 L50.8, L50.9
Cause of death: ICD-9 708[8-9]
Cause of death: ICD-8 708

2 out of 7 registries used, show all original rules.


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Check minimum number of events None


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Include endpoints None


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Remove individuals based on genotype QC


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Control definitions


Extra metadata

Level in the ICD hierarchy 4
First used in FinnGen datafreeze DF2

Summary Statistics

Key figures

All Female Male
Number of individuals 6986 4983 2003
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 1.70 2.16 1.10
Mean age at first event (years) 40.22 40.04 40.68


Follow-up Absolute risk HR [95% CI] p N
1998–2019 0.04 1.70 [1.15, 2.51] 7.8e-3 387
15 years 0.01 1.39 [1.02, 1.90] 3.5e-2 164
5 years 0.00 2.34 [1.74, 3.15] 2.2e-8 79
1 year 0.00 5.34 [3.58, 7.97] 2.3e-16 33

Age distribution of first events

Year distribution of first events

Cumulative Incidence


Index endpoint: L12_URTICA_NAS – Other and unspecified urticaria
GWS hits: 3

Survival analyses between endpoints


before Other and unspecified urticaria
after Other and unspecified urticaria

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Drugs most likely to be purchased after Other and unspecified urticaria

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