Urticaria multiforme in childhood and investigation of its association with mycoplasma pneumoniae infection


CANITEZ Y., ÇEKİÇ Ş., BÜLBÜL BAŞKAN E., Adim S. B. , SAPAN N.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.49, no.2, pp.157-163, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

Abstract

Background and Design: Urticaria multiforme is a rare clinical and morphological subtype of acute urticaria in childhood. Clinical features include acute onset of blanchable, annular, polycyclic, erythematous wheals with dusky or ecchymotic centers (target lesion-like). Pruritus nearly in all cases and edema on the face, hand and foot in the majority of them are seen. Even though urticaria multiforme is known as a benign cutaneous hypersensitivity reaction, the existing body of knowledge regarding its aetiology and pathogenesis of the disease is yet unclear. This study aimed to investigate the clinical and laboratory features children diagnosed with urticaria multiforme and its association with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection.