dermatographia


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dermatographia

[dur′mətōgraf′ē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, derma + graphein, to record
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Dermatographia

dermatographia

Skin writing. A state of skin hypersensitivity in which striking white or red-edged elevated wheals occur when the skin is firmly stroked. In this condition it is readily possible to write visibly on the skin with a blunt point, hence the name.

dermatographia

dermatographism.
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Overall, 48% of the patients said they had not identified a cause, 9% associated their hives with an insect sting or dermatographia or contact, and 5% associated their hives with food.
The disease is called dermatographia, a condition related to hives.