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Adrenergic urticaria

Adrenergic urticaria is a skin condition characterized by an eruption consisting of small (1-5mm) red macules and papules with a pale halo, appearing within 10 to 15 min after emotional upset.[1]:154[2] There have been 10 cases described in medical literature, and involve a trigger (coffee, intense emotions) followed by a rise in catechomines and IgE. Treatment involves propranolol and trigger avoidance.[3]

See also


  1. James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.


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