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Image Number 719 (Aquagenic urticaria)


Diagnosis: Aquagenic urticaria

Site: Arm,forearm

Sex: F

Age: 10

Type: Clinical

Description: A piece of cloth soaked in tap water applied to the skin for a few minutes

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Aquagenic urticaria is a rare form of physical urticaria characterized by small follicular wheals with an erythematous flare upon exposure to water.   This adolescent girl presented with over one month history of developing pruritic urticarial hives on exposure to water. 

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