Localized Heat Induced Urticaria: Report of a Case

January 2004 | Volume 3 | Issue 1 | Case Reports | 75 | Copyright © January 2004

CPT Matthew Darling MC, CPT Matthew C Lambiase MC, MAJ Darryl S Hodson MC,

Localized heat induced urticaria is a rare clinical entity. Other physical urticarial subtypes include cholinergic, solar, cold, aquagenic, vibratory, and dermatographic. It is characterized by a well-demarcated urticarial lesion provoked by heat in direct contact with the skin. We describe a case of localized heat-induced urticaria in a 49-year-old woman after a heat-challenge test to her forearm.