dermographism


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dermographism

dermographism

(der-mog'ra-fizm)
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DERMOGRAPHISM
A form of urticaria (hives) in which a pale raised wheal and red flare are produced on the skin when it is gently stroked or scratched. Synonym: dermatographism See: illustration
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Dermographism: Occurrence of eryhtema and swelling in a few minutes after the skin is marked with a solid object indicates presence of dermographism.
This is known as "black dermographism," which translates literally to "black writing on the skin.
A positive reaction at the negative control site is associated with dermographism, in which trauma to the skin causes wheals.