Podcast #11: Exotic Urticaria

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Run Time: 5 minutes

Author: Dr. Jared Scott

Educational Pearls:

  • Urticaria means “burning nettles” in Latin.
  • Lymph nodes release immunoglobulin IgE and IgG, which trigger mast cells located all over the body to release histamines.
  • Along with the well-known acute urticaria, there are chronic types of urticaria, which last longer than six weeks.
  • There are many types of urticaria including: dermatographic urticaria, food-induced urticaria, drug-induced urticaria, cholinergic urticaria, solar urticaria, and cold-induced urticaria among others.

Link to Podcast: http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/exotic-urticaria

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