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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy

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An inflammatory process in pregnant women near term that consists of urticarial papules and plaques, especially on the trunk and particularly in association with lesions of striae atrophicantes, the lesions disappearing shortly after parturition.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Urticaria

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An inflammatory process that consists of transient, slightly erythematous, edematous papules and plaques characterized by a pseudopod-like border.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Urticaria Pigmentosa

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A benign neoplastic process of mast cells.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Urticaria

An inflammatory process that consists of transient, slightly erythematous, edematous papules and plaques characterized by a pseudopod-like border. They may be of either allergic or non-allergic cause, among the former being ingestants, injectants, i…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Urticaria Pigmentosa

A benign neoplastic process of mast cells. In children the condition manifests itself as papules, nodules, and tumors that urticate upon rubbing, and as blisters; in adults it expresses itself as macules and papules accompanied by telangiectases (te…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Urticaria: Management of Urticaria

…y of streptococcal or mycoplasma infection in association with urticaria) Diagnostic maneuvers for cold or physical urticaria Only limited additional testing as indicated by history and/or physical exam First-line therapy: non-sedating H1-antihistam…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Papular Urticaria

A benign neoplastic process of mast cells. In children the condition manifests itself as papules, nodules, and tumors that urticate upon rubbing, and as blisters; in adults it expresses itself as macules and papules accompanied by telangiectases (te…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Urticaria Pigmentosa/ Mastocytosis

A benign neoplastic process of mast cells. In children the condition manifests itself as papules, nodules, and tumors that urticate upon rubbing, and as blisters; in adults it expresses itself as macules and papules accompanied by telangiectases (te…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Urticaria

A benign neoplastic process of mast cells. In children the condition manifests itself as papules, nodules, and tumors that urticate upon rubbing, and as blisters; in adults it expresses itself as macules and papules accompanied by telangiectases (te…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Urticaria: Initial Evaluation

…n Manual shearing force (response at 1-5 minutes) Vibratory urticaria Vibration (>5 minutes) Few case reports Pneumatic hammer Aquagenic urticaria Contact with water Wet cloths at body temperature applied for 20 minutes Cholinergic urtica…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Papular Urticaria: Overview

…animal scabies, fleas). All these exposures result in similar urticarial pruritic lesions, usually 0.3-1.0 cm in diameter and lasting a few days to a week. They may have a central punctum. These lesions are termed papular urticaria, independent of t…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Urticaria: Key Points

Key Points Urticaria is a very common disease with a lifetime prevalence of approximately 20%. Individual lesions of urticaria typically present for less than 24 hours; persistence of a lesion greater than 24 hours is suggestive of a different diag…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Urticaria: References

References Khan DA. (2008) Chronic urticaria: diagnosis and management, Allergy Asthma Proc, 29: 439-446. Peroni A et al. (2010) Urticarial lesions: If not urticaria, what else? The differential diagnosis of urticaria. Part I, II, J Am Acad Derm, 62…

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