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What is Familial dermographism?

What is Familial dermographism?

  • Familial dermographism: A rare inherited form of hives. Even a single stroke applied with moderate pressure on the skin produces a red welt. The response usually occurs within minutes of the stimulus and may last for a few hours.

Familial dermographism is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Familial dermographism, or a subtype of Familial dermographism, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Familial dermographism: Introduction

Types of Familial dermographism:

Broader types of Familial dermographism:

How serious is Familial dermographism?

Prognosis of Familial dermographism: symptoms tend to occur throughout the patients life

What causes Familial dermographism?

Causes of Familial dermographism: see causes of Familial dermographism

What are the symptoms of Familial dermographism?

Symptoms of Familial dermographism: see symptoms of Familial dermographism

Familial dermographism: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Familial dermographism.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Familial dermographism: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Familial dermographism.
Treatments for Familial dermographism: see treatments for Familial dermographism

Name and Aliases of Familial dermographism

Main name of condition: Familial dermographism

Other names or spellings for Familial dermographism:

Dermo-distortive urticaria, Familial dermatographism

Dermo-distortive urticaria, Familial dermatographism
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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