Disease Information for Giant urticaria

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Pruritic/itching rash
Itchy palate/throat
Large local swollen/red/painful area sign
Eyelids swollen/unilateral
Unilateral puffy eyelid/edema
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Allergic/atopic
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
Complement (total CH50) level (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
CarboxyPeptidase A (CPA)
Histamine (Lab)
Tryptase, serum (Lab)
URINE Histamine
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Anaphylaxis, generalized
Associated Disease & Complications
Angioedema/angioneurotic edema
Giant urticaria syndrome
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
Process
PROCESS/Allergy/collagen/autoimmune (category)
PROCESS/Hypersensitivity/Atopic/Allergic disorder (ex)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Corticosteroid (Cortisone)
RX/Epinephrine (Adrenalin)
Definition

Recurring attacks of transient edema suddenly appearing in areas of the skin or mucous membranes and occasionally of the viscera, often associated with dermatographism, urticaria, erythema, and purpura.

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