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Urticaria, Physical


Synonyms of Urticaria, Physical
  • Autographism
  • Physical Allergy Urticaria

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Aquagenic Urticaria
  • Cold Urticaria
  • Dermatographia
  • Dermographism


General Discussion
Physical urticaria is a condition in which red (erythematous) allergic skin lesions and itching (pruritus) are produced by exposure to heat, cold, or contact with chemicals or plants. These are called wheals by the medical community and may range in size from a couple of millimeters to a couple of centimeters. The center of the lesion may range in color from white to red, and it is usually surrounded by a flare of red skin. The disorder occurs most commonly in children.

Organizations related to Urticaria, Physical
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    611 East Wells Street
    Milwaukee WI 53202
    Phone #: 414-272-6071
    800 #: 800-822-2762
    e-mail: info@aaaai.org
    Home page: http://www.aaaai.org
  • NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    6610 Rockledge Drive
    Bethesda MD 20892-6612
    Phone #: 301-496-5717
    800 #: --
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/



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