Podcast #11: Exotic Urticaria - The Emergency Medical Minute

Podcast #11: Exotic Urticaria


Run Time: 5 minutes

Author: Dr. Jared Scott

Educational Pearls:

  • Urticaria means “burning nettles” in Latin.
  • Lymph nodes release immunoglobulin IgE and IgG, which trigger mast cells located all over the body to release histamines.
  • Along with the well-known acute urticaria, there are chronic types of urticaria, which last longer than six weeks.
  • There are many types of urticaria including: dermatographic urticaria, food-induced urticaria, drug-induced urticaria, cholinergic urticaria, solar urticaria, and cold-induced urticaria among others.


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