Adrenergic urticaria

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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]

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  1. ^ James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  2. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. p. 267. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  3. ^ Hogan, Sara R.; Mandrell, Joshua; Eilers, David (1 April 2014). "Adrenergic urticaria: review of the literature and proposed mechanism". Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 70 (4): 763–766. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2013.10.062. ISSN 1097-6787. PMID 24373776.