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Urticaria Pigmentosa / Mastocytosis: Key Points

…UP), with a brief review of other forms of cutaneous mastocytosis. The three most common types of cutaneous mastocytosis are urticaria pigmentosa (UP), diffuse cutaneous mastocytosis, and the presence of a single mastocytoma. Urticaria pigmentosa is…

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Urticaria: References

…rences 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,…

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Urticaria: Clinical Cases

…isodes over the past 2 weeks Switch to another non-sedating antihistamine, cetirizine 10 mg Follow-up evaluation in 2 weeks (urticaria resolved) Case 2 14-year-old girl 2-month history of intermittent pruritic urticarial lesions on back, chest,…

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Drug Eruptions: Key Points

…se, the “morbilliform” or measles-like pattern, is discussed here. Other specific drug-induced disorders such as urticaria, erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), and phototoxicity are…

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Papular Urticaria: Clinical Case

…sions No linear burrows or other stigmata of scabies No evidence of lice on the body or on clothing Diagnosis: favor papular urticaria There is no evidence of bacterial superinfection of the skin. A regimen of nonsedating antihistamines during the…

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Urticaria Pigmentosa / Mastocytosis: Clinical Case

…to swell up and resemble a wheal There is no lymphadenopathy or hepatosplenomegaly on exam No other skin lesions Diagnosis: Urticaria Pigmentosa Recommend avoiding excess rubbing, friction, or pressure, along with avoidance of extreme temperatures,…

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Erythema Multiforme: References

References Shah KN, Honig PJ, Yan AC (2007). “Urticaria multiforme: a case series and review of acute annular urticarial hypersensitivity syndromes in children,” Pediatrics, 119; e1177. Hughey SL (2011). Approach to the hospitalized…

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Papular Urticaria: Initial Evaluation

…Initial Evaluation Differential Diagnosis Urticaria Scabies Pediculosis (Lice) Tick Bite Bullous Arthropod…

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Allergic Contact Dermatitis: References

…l (2010) Evidence-based guidelines for the prevention, identification, and management of occupational contact dermatitis and urticaria. Contact Derm 63:177-186. Nosbaum A, et al (2009) Allergic and irritant contact dermatitis. Eur J Dermatol…

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Urticaria Pigmentosa / Mastocytosis: Treatment

…sion, may help individual lesions fade and resolve faster. Ancillary steps H1 antihistamines can decrease itching, flushing, urticaria, and tachycardia. Both sedating and non-sedating antihistamines may offer some relief (diphenhydramine or…