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Multiple physical urticarias
  1. D Torchia,
  2. S Francalanci,
  3. S Bellandi,
  4. P Fabbri
  1. Department of Dermatological Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
  1. Dr Daniele Torchia, University of Florence, Department of Dermatological Sciences, Via della Pergola 58/60, 50121 Florence, Italy; daniele.torchia{at}


Physical urticarias are a group of mucocutaneous disorders characterised by the appearance of whealing and/or angioedema and induced by physical stimuli. A 24-year-old Caucasian male affected by ultraviolet A-induced solar urticaria, specific food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis, symptomatic dermographism and allergic rhinoconjunctivitis is described.

  • physical urticaria
  • solar urticaria
  • food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis
  • symptomatic dermographism
  • atopy

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