dermatographism


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dermatographism

Medicine. a condition in which lightly touching or scratching the skin causes raised, reddish marks. Also dermatographia, dermographia, dermographism. — dermatographic, adj.
See also: Skin
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The patients who were in the acute phase of urticaria, or suffered from dermatographism, autoimmune disease or thyroid disease were excluded.
A third general form of the condition is known as inducible urticaria (physical, cold, cholinergic urticaria, or dermatographism) but will not be addressed here.
Skin exam showed a pruritic morbilliform rash on the neck, upper extremities, trunk, buttocks, and lower extremities with dermatographism. Petechiae were noted on the palate.
There was no significant difference between c.3321delA and other AD-associated phenotypes, including gender, family history of atopic disorders (data not shown), early age of onset, infraorbital fold, orbital darkening, white dermatographism, and perifollicular accentuation ( P > 0.05) [Table 1].
Dermatographism mostly result in hemorrhagic bullae.
(4) Dermatographism, if present, would support a diagnosis of urticaria rather than EM.
Participants with no response to histamine and no response to any allergen were excluded, as were participants with dermatographism, when the response to the negative control was as large as any other response.
SPTs cannot be performed in patients with dermatographism, or when there is extensive atopic dermatitis or eczema.
Q I HAVE dermatographism, is there anything to alleviate it?