Urticaria and urticarial vasculitis

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 Authored by: Sabine Ludwig     ·  Aimilios Lallas

 Keywords:   urticaria · urticaria vasculitis
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Description This chapter describes dermoscopyDermoscopy is a non invasive diagnostic method. of urticaria and urticarial vasculitisThis glossary term has not yet been described.
Author(s) Sabine Ludwig · Aimilios Lallas
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Urticaria and urticarial vasculitis

Common urticaria is dermoscopically characterized by a red, reticular network of linear vesselsLinear mildly curved vessels considered irregular when different sizes shapes and curves with a haphazard or random distribution are presented and considered regular when short and fine (thin) linear vessels prevail various diagnoses, which may be surrounded by an area devoid of vesselsThis glossary term has not yet been described., corresponding to dermal edema.[1] On the contrary, urticarial vasculitis dermoscopically exhibit purpuric dots or globules on an orange-brown background.[2] Both diseases reveal no highly specific criteriaThis glossary term has not yet been described., but the presence of purpuric dots is suggestive of an underlying vasculitis.
  1. Vázquez-López et al.: Dermoscopy for the screening of common urticaria and urticaria vasculitis. Arch Dermatol 2008;144:568. PMID: 18427065. DOI.
  2. Vázquez-López et al.: Surface microscopy for discriminating between common urticaria and urticarial vasculitis. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2003;42:1079-82. PMID: 12730524. DOI.