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Mechanical trauma and urticaria


Urticarial responses in skin may be elicited in different ways, viz, stroking (dermographism), after sustained pressure (delayed pressure urticaria), and after vibration (vibratory angio-oedema). Pressure may localise lesions of chronic idiopathic urticaria. Trauma may exacerbate hereditary angio-oedema. The extent of the morbidity caused by trauma-induced urticaria among workers is unknown.

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