Aquagenic urticaria: diagnostic and management challenges

@inproceedings{Rothbaum2016AquagenicUD,
  title={Aquagenic urticaria: diagnostic and management challenges},
  author={Robert J. Rothbaum and Jean Suh McGee},
  booktitle={Journal of asthma and allergy},
  year={2016}
}
Aquagenic urticaria (AU) is a rare inducible form of physical urticaria, which occurs in response to cutaneous exposure to water, including sweat and tears. Patients present with characteristic 1-3 mm folliculocentric wheals with surrounding 1-3 cm erythematous flares within 20-30 minutes following skin contact with water. In rare cases, there are concomitant systemic symptoms, such as wheezing or shortness of breath. The pathogenesis of AU is poorly understood at this time, and it appears to… CONTINUE READING
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