dermatographia

(redirected from Dermatographic urticaria)
Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

dermatographia

(ˌdɜːmətəˈɡræfɪə)
n
a common medical condition in which lightly rubbing the skin produces red, often raised, temporary marks
References in periodicals archive ?
A clinician in Ada, Ohio, where I attended college as a creative writing student, named the disease early on: dermatographic urticaria.
WHEN I THINK of having dermatographic urticaria, I ultimately think of the irony inherent in my own condition: I was a young writer afflicted with a disease whose name means "skin writing.
Sarah, 17, from Woolton, is among 5% of the population who suffers from skin disorder dermatographic urticaria, commonly known as skin writing.