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7 Possible Causes for Cold-Induced Pruritus

  • Urticaria

    cold-induced autoimmune Presentation Symptoms history of previous urticaria pruritus lasts a few hours resolves spontaneously Physical exam well-circumscribed erythema and[step2.medbullets.com] Abstract Inducible urticaria is a heterogeneous group of skin disorders characterized by the appearance of wheals, pruritus and/or angioedema, sometimes accompanied by systemic[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] It must be differentiated from cold urticaria, cholinergic urticaria and aquagenic pruritus where in the latter there is water-induced itching but no rash Contact urticaria[pcds.org.uk]

  • Dermatographia

    Cihat Bakay, Burak Onan, Ismihan Selen Onan and Ahmet Ozkara, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Cold-Induced Urticaria, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 89, 3, (949), (2010[doi.org] Ulrike Raap, Alexander Kapp and Bettina Wedi, Urticaria, Pruritus, 10.1007/978-1-84882-322-8_16, (103-109), (2009).[doi.org]

  • Nonallergic Urticaria

    Cold-induced urticaria with a familial transmission: a case report and review of the literature.[skinpractice.com] They receive typical rash, pruritus, shortness of breath, and lowered blood pressure from 5 to 30 minutes after the beginning of the training session.[skinpractice.com]

  • Cold Urticaria

    RESULTS: Mizolastine delayed the cold-induced wheal reaction, reduced wheal response at 3 and 10 minutes, and reduced pruritus intensity.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A significant reduction of critical temperature threshold (P .001) and reduced scores for cold provocation-induced wheal reactions (P .01), pruritus (P .005), burning sensation[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Maurer, Kälteinduzierte Quaddeln und Angioödeme Cold-induced urticaria and angioedema, Der Hautarzt, 10.1007/s00105-010-1932-9, 61, 9, (743-749), (2010).[doi.org]

  • Dermatitis Factitia

    Physical Urticaria• A heterogeneous group of inducible conditions that includes: - Symptomatic dermographism/urticaria factitia - Cold contact urticaria - Heat contact urticaria[slideshare.net] […] swellingAngioedema : - similar pathologic reaction - Involves deep dermis & subcutaneous tissue - Fewer mast cell & sensory nerve ending - More painful or burning sensation than pruritus[slideshare.net]

  • Cholinergic Urticaria

    It must be differentiated from cold urticaria, cholinergic urticaria and aquagenic pruritus where in the latter there is water-induced itching but no rash Contact urticaria[pcds.org.uk] […] referred to a dermatologist for further assessment and advice on management Aquagenic urticaria Rare Small wheals develop within 30 minutes of exposure to water, hot or cold[pcds.org.uk]

  • Autoinflammatory Syndrome

    BACKGROUND: Cold-induced urticaria is a form of physical urticaria which is characterized by rapid onset of pruritus, erythema, and swelling after exposure to a cold stimulus[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome (FCAS) is a rare autosomal-dominant condition characterized by unremitting attacks of cold-induced urticaria, often accompanied by[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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