Physical urticaria

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Physical urticarias represent a distinct subgroup of the urticarias that are induced by an exogenous physical stimulus rather than occurring spontaneously.[1]

The most common form of physical urticaria is dermatographism.[2]

One way of classifying physical urticarias is into thermal, mechanical and cholinergic sources.[3]

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  1. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. pp. 265, 266, 267–8. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  2. ^ Lucy M. Osborn (2005). Pediatrics. Elsevier Health Sciences. pp. 340–. ISBN 978-0-323-01199-0. Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Arnaldo Cantani (2008). Pediatric allergy, asthma and immunology. Springer. pp. 548–. ISBN 978-3-540-20768-9. Retrieved 9 May 2010.