cholinergic urticaria


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to cholinergic urticaria: Cold urticaria

cho·lin·er·gic ur·ti·car·i·a

a form of physical or nonallergic urticaria initiated by heat (for example, hot baths, physical exercise, pyrexia, exposure to sun or to a warm room) or by excitement; the rather distinctive lesions consist of pruritic areas 1-2 mm in diameter surrounded by bright red macules.
Synonym(s): heat urticaria

cho·lin·er·gic ur·ti·car·i·a

(kō'lin-ĕr'jik ŭr'ti-kar'ē-ă)
A form of physical or nonallergic urticaria initiated by heat (e.g., hot baths, physical exercise, pyrexia, exposure to sun or to a warm room) or by excitement; the rather distinctive lesions consist of pruritic areas 1-2 mm in diameter surrounded by bright red macules.
Synonym(s): heat urticaria.

cholinergic urticaria

Urticaria that develops after exposure to high ambient temperatures (e.g., after exercise, a warm shower or bath, or during a fever). The hives that develop are typically small (1 to 3 mm) and are often surrounded by erythema. Synonym: generalized heat urticaria
See also: urticaria
References in periodicals archive ?
Maurer, "Successful treatment of cholinergic urticaria with anti-immunoglobulin E therapy," Allergy, vol.
Patients with dermographism and delayed pressure urticaria were more sensitive to omalizumab (13 out of 15 patients showed a complete response) than patients with cold and cholinergic urticaria (3/6 and 6/8 respectively showed a complete response).
Hydroxyzine is especially effective for the treatment of cholinergic urticaria. Cyproheptadine (Periactin) is used to treat cold-induced urticaria.
Cholinergic urticaria is tiny, about 1/8 inch bumps surrounded by a white or red halo which come on with exercise, heat or emotion.
researchers' task of identifying the syndrome and its cases, symptoms are difficult to reproduce in laboratory experiments even when victims are challenged with exercise programs identical to those that precipitated episodes, and symptoms are similar to other allergic reactions that occur during exercise like cholinergic urticaria and exercise-induced asthma.