Dermographism in Adult
An increased incidence has been reported during pregnancy and in individuals with Behçet syndrome, thyroid disorders, infections, and atopic dermatitis. Dermographism affects approximately 2%-5% of the population and is more common in young adults.
L50.3 – Dermatographic urticaria
7632005 – Dermographism
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls
- Early may present with linear urticarial lesions.
- Delayed may develop up to hours after the inciting pressure and is usually painful, while dermographism develops over minutes and is usually asymptomatic or pruritic.
- Acute or chronic
- Lesions from (cutaneous larva currens) may resemble rapidly moving urticarial wheals.
- The early stages of may manifest with urticarial plaques.
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