Urticaria Multiforme in a Child: A Case Report

Keywords: Child, Erythema Multiforme, Urticaria, Urticarial Vasculitis


Urticaria multiforme is an acute hypersensitivity reaction which can be considered a morphological subtype of urticaria. It is more common in children and as its clinical presentation resembles other pathologies such as erythema multiforme, urticarial vasculitis and serum-sickness-like reaction, it has been often underdiagnosed. We report a case of a 1-year and 9-month-old child with exuberant skin lesions associated with systemic manifestations with complete and quick recovery after H1-antihistamines and iv steroids in an intensive care unit.


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Oliveira Santos, I., Carvalho Abrahão, R., Caldas Oliveira, T., Figueiredo Marsillac, P., Lago Obadia, D., & Carlos Gripp, A. (2020). Urticaria Multiforme in a Child: A Case Report. Journal of the Portuguese Society of Dermatology and Venereology, 78(4), 389-393. https://doi.org/10.29021/spdv.78.4.1228
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