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Friday, February 23 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
169 A Case of Edematous, Annular Plaques: Clues to the Diagnosis of Urticaria Multiforme

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Stephen J. Malachowski, MS, Lauren Metterle, Hyunji Choi, MD, Michael Saco, MD, Lucia Seminario-Vidal, MD, PhD, FAAD

Urticaria multiforme is a clinical variant of acute urticaria. It presents as annular/polycyclic plaques with central duskiness, accompanied by fever and acral edema. It commonly presents between 4 months and 4 years of age and its suggested triggers include drugs (i.e. amoxicillin) and infections, especially Streptococcal pharyngitis, otitis media and viral upper respiratory infections. It is frequently misdiagnosed as erythema multiforme or serum sickness-like reaction.  Distinguishing urticaria multiforme from similar eruptions is important to minimize unnecessary workup and intervention.


Stephen J. Malachowski, MS

Med III student, Morsani College of Medicine

Friday February 23, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm