Aquagenic urticaria

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Aquagenic Urticaria
Classification and external resources
Specialty dermatology
ICD-10 L50.8 (ILDS L50.830)
OMIM 191850
MeSH C562481

Aquagenic urticaria, also known as "water allergy" and "water urticaria", is a rarely diagnosed form of physical urticaria.[1][2] The defining symptom is a painful skin reaction resulting from contact with water. It is sometimes described as an allergy, although it is not a true histamine-releasing allergic reaction like other forms of urticaria. This seems to not be affected by different temperatures of water, such as cold or hot, or chemicals such as fluorine and chlorine, since it is reproduced with distilled water and medical saline.[3]

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  1. ^ "Aquagenic urticaria". NIH Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center. Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  2. ^ "Physical urticarias". UpToDate, Inc. March 31, 2016. Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  3. ^ Park, Hoon; Kim, Hee Su; Yoo, Dong Soo; Kim, Jin Woo; Kim, Chul Woo; Kim, Sang Seok; Hwang, Jong Ik; Lee, Jun Young; Choi, Yoon Jeong (2016-10-14). "Aquagenic Urticaria: A Report of Two Cases". Annals of Dermatology. 23 (Suppl 3): S371–S374. doi:10.5021/ad.2011.23.S3.S371. ISSN 1013-9087.