1982
DOI: 10.1001/archderm.118.3.194
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The physical urticarias. An update and review

Abstract: The physical urticarias represent a unique subgroup of chronic urticarias. Investigators from the dermatology, allergy, immunology, pharmacology, and other fields are challenged by these experimentally reproducible forms of urticaria. Clinicians are excited by these diagnosable entities among the sometimes frustrating chronic urticarias. This review is an attempt to update the reader, in a categoric manner, on the physical urticarias. The following format will be used to review each of the physical urticarias-… Show more

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“…1 The disease was first described by Duke in 1924, 2 but has been the subject of relatively few reports in the literature. 3 The pathogenesis of heat urticaria remains obscure and the response of the disease to treatment is variable. In this report, we describe a case of immediatetype heat urticaria, with high plasma histamine levels.…”
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“…1 The disease was first described by Duke in 1924, 2 but has been the subject of relatively few reports in the literature. 3 The pathogenesis of heat urticaria remains obscure and the response of the disease to treatment is variable. In this report, we describe a case of immediatetype heat urticaria, with high plasma histamine levels.…”
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confidence: 99%
“…Physical urticaria usually represent from 7% to 17% of chronic cases of urticaria. 8,25 In the present series, we diagnosed 11 patients with cholinergic urticaria, four patients with symptomatic dermatographism and two patients with cold urticaria. In a review of 554 cases of urticaria, the relative frequency of symptomatic dermatographism was 8.5% and cholinergic urticaria was 5.1% while all the remaining types of physical urticarias constituted 3.4% of cases.…”
Section: Etiological Factorsmentioning
confidence: 84%
“…The physical urticarias can be identified from the history and their diagnosis can easily be confirmed by specific and simple clinical tests. 8,25 Urticaria had been reported with a wide variety of pathologic and systemic disorders; 14,15,20,21 however, its association with internal diseases was thought to be uncommon. 26 In this study, a miscellaneous group of underlying systemic causes was identified and included the urticarias associated with pregnancy, systemic lupus erythematosus, diabetes, thyrotoxicosis, malignancy and hereditary angioedema.…”
Section: Etiological Factorsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…9 Dermatographism, as mentioned previously, is common in patients with urticaria and involves an exaggerated wheal-and-flare response after minor trauma to the skin. Hives often develop along lines of pressure or friction exerted by clothing.…”
Section: External Physical Factorsmentioning
confidence: 92%
“…The familial autosomal-dominant form of cold urticarla produces papules that burn rather than itch and may be accompanied by headache, arthralgia, fever, and leukocytosis. 9 Cold urticarla should be distinguished from aquagenic urticarla, which depends on skin contact with water.…”
Section: External Physical Factorsmentioning
confidence: 99%