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Henry Smith MP shows support for patients with Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria

 Henry Smith MP shows support for patients with Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria (CSU), a distressing skin disease that may affect between 318,000 and 630,000 people in the UK.New survey shows that one in four miss work every month, while nine out of ten say their sleep is affected by CSU.Over half wait one year to see a specialist.CSU is a distressing and severe skin condition which can result in cosmetic disfigurement. It is characterised by severe, chronic itching and hives (or wheals) on the skin which spontaneously occur for more than 6 weeks, with many people suffering for a number of years. CSU is unpredictable and symptoms often re-occur without an obvious stimulus.