Urticaria and erythema


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

321302 individuals

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Apply sex-specific rule None


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Check conditions None


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Filter registries

Hospital Discharge: ICD-10 L50-L54
Cause of death: ICD-10 L50-L54


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Check pre-conditions, main-only, mode, ICD version

Look only at ICD versions H.D: 10 ; C.O.D: 10


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Check minimum number of events None


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Extra metadata

Level in the ICD hierarchy 2
First used in FinnGen datafreeze DF2

Summary Statistics

Key figures

All Female Male
Number of individuals 9663 6719 2944
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 3.13 3.87 2.18
Mean age at first event (years) 41.97 41.36 43.36


Follow-up Absolute risk HR [95% CI] p N
1998–2019 0.03 2.27 [1.66, 3.10] 2.8e-7 491
15 years 0.01 1.45 [1.08, 1.93] 1.3e-2 225
5 years 0.00 2.60 [2.02, 3.35] 1.0e-13 123
1 year 0.00 4.95 [3.49, 7.02] 2.9e-19 45

Age distribution of first events

Year distribution of first events

Cumulative Incidence


Index endpoint: L12_URTICARIAERYTHEMA – Urticaria and erythema
GWS hits: 1

Survival analyses between endpoints


before Urticaria and erythema
after Urticaria and erythema

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Drugs most likely to be purchased after Urticaria and erythema