Retrospective chart review in a cohort of patients with urticarial dermatitis

Banan, Parastoo, Butler, Gregory and Wu, Jason (2014) Retrospective chart review in a cohort of patients with urticarial dermatitis. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 55 2: 137-139. doi:10.1111/ajd.12088


Author Banan, Parastoo
Butler, Gregory
Wu, Jason
Title Retrospective chart review in a cohort of patients with urticarial dermatitis
Journal name Australasian Journal of Dermatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-0960
0004-8380
Publication date 2014-05-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/ajd.12088
Volume 55
Issue 2
Start page 137
End page 139
Total pages 3
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Abstract Urticarial dermatitis is a poorly understood skin condition while it seems to be much more common than the paucity of reports suggest. It manifests with severely pruritic papules and plaques that resemble eczematous and urticarial lesions morphologically. The key clues to diagnosis are the urticarial appearance and overlap with an eczematous reaction. Here, we present a series of 19 cases (13 women and six men) with urticarial dermatitis clinically and histologically. The patients' average age was 58 and most of the cases were idiopathic. Trunk and proximal extremities were the most common sites involved followed by the distal extremities. Poor response to potent topical corticosteroids and antihistamines was usual and many patients required oral prednisone or other immunosuppressant agents or phototherapy.
Keyword Dermal hypersensitivity reaction
Urticarial dermatitis
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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