from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See hives.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Itchy, swollen, red areas of the skin which can appear quickly in response to an allergen or due to other conditions
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nettle-rash; uredo; hives.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
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 >
Dermatographic urticaria - September 5, 2009 added by Lamb | Images mcs+ to rate
It is known as aquagenic urticaria and is a very serious disorder.
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