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Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2004 May;24(2):247-58, vi-vii.

Delayed pressure urticaria.

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  • 1St John's Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.


Delayed pressure urticaria is a mechanical urticaria in which pressure causes whealing. Delayed cutaneous erythema and edema occur in association with marked subcutaneous swelling after the application of a sustained pressure stimulus to the skin. The earliest reports and theories of the pathogenesis of delayed pressure urticaria are summarized. Detailed attention is given to making the diagnosis by taking a history and provoking the lesions. The clinical features and natural history are considered. The effects of the disorder on quality of life are delineated, and management strategies are suggested.

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