American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See hives.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nettle-rash; uredo; hives. The disease is an eruption of wheals, occurring as an idiosyncrasy in some persons after eating shell-fish, certain fruits, or other food, and almost always dependent upon some gastric derangement. The wheals are indurated elevations of the skin, of varying size, whitish on the top (the swelling having forced the blood out of the capillaries of the skin), and surrounded by a reddened zone. They give rise to intense itching, especially when on the covered parts of the body. They appear suddenly and pass away with equal rapidity, one or more crops often coming and going in the course of a single day.
- n. pathology Itchy, swollen, red areas of the skin which can appear quickly in response to an allergen or due to other conditions
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) The nettle rash, a disease characterized by a transient eruption of red pimples and of wheals, accompanied with a burning or stinging sensation and with itching; uredo.
- n. an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs
- New Latin urticāria, from Latin urtica, nettle. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In urticaria tuberosa the lesions, instead of being pea - or bean-sized, as in typical urticaria, are large and node-like (also called _giant urticaria_).”
“Exceptionally the wheals, or lesions, are peculiar as to formation, or another condition or disease may be associated, hence the varieties known as urticaria papulosa, urticaria hæmorrhagica, urticaria tuberosa, and urticaria bullosa.”
“Chronic hives, also known as urticaria, are batches of raised, red or white itchy welts”
“Thus, some persons cannot eat strawberries without a kind of urticaria appearing over the body; others are similarly affected by eating the striped bass; others, again, faint at the odor of certain flowers, or at the sight of blood; and some are attacked with cholera-morbus after eating shellfish -- as crabs, lobsters, clams, or mussels.”
“IN 1918, May-ling, who had supervised the the family’s move to the new house on Seymour Road, ended up with little blisters all over her body, diagnosed as paint poison* but probably what she later called urticaria hives and what the doctors termed neurodermititis.”
“The dermal manifestations, such as urticaria and eruptions resembling the exanthem of scarlatina, are too well known to need mention here.”
“PEGINTRON is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity reactions such as urticaria, angioedema, bronchoconstriction, anaphylaxis, Stevens Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis to interferon alpha or any other component of the product, autoimmune hepatitis, and hepatic decompensation (Child-Pugh score greater than 6 [class B and C]) in cirrhotic CHC patients before or during treatment.”
“PEGINTRON is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity reactions such as urticaria, angioedema, bronchoconstriction, anaphylaxis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis to interferon alpha or any other component of the product, autoimmune hepatitis, and hepatic decompensation (Child-Pugh score >”
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“It is known as aquagenic urticaria and is a very serious disorder.”
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