- a transient condition of the skin, usually caused by an allergic reaction, characterized by pale or reddened irregular, elevated patches and severe itching; hives.
Origin of urticaria
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He says nothing of de Mussy's recognition of the urticarial nature of the lesion in hay fever.The Treatment of Hay Fever
George Frederick Laidlaw
The mucous membrane of the mouth and throat may also be the seat of wheals and urticarial swellings.
Usually erythematous, but may be urticarial, erythemato-papular, and even purpuric.
She also has other neurotic manifestations, especially of an urticarial character, that are equally interesting.Psychotherapy
James J. Walsh
- a skin condition characterized by the formation of itchy red or whitish raised patches, usually caused by an allergyNontechnical names: hives, nettle rash
Word Origin for urticaria
medical Latin, from Latin urtica "nettle," from urere "to burn." The native name is nettle-rash.
- Relating to or marked by urticaria.
- A skin condition characterized by welts that itch intensely, caused by an allergic reaction, an infection, or a nervous condition.hives nettle rash
- See hives.