2014, Number 4
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ABSTRACTBackground: aquagenic urticaria is an uncommon presentation of physical urticaria.
Objective: to describe the clinical manifestations and the behavior to follow in an infant.
Clinical case: a seven-months-old, white, female infant. The parents said that since she was born, some little wheals started to appear in the trunk, arms and legs that coincided with the bath time and disappeared 30-60 minutes later. In spite of changing soaps and the water temperature the manifestations remained. The parents also said that the lesions in the skin did not appear when taking a bathe in the sea. Family atopic antecedents were positive. When the baby is given a bath, the appearance of the lesions in the skin could be verified. The presence of aquagenic urticaria was diagnosed and antihistamines were prescribed for the treatment. The patient condition had a good progress.
Conclusions: aquagenic urticaria is not frequent in infants. The good progress and the life of the patient, which could be affected by the disease since extracutaneous manifestations come with it, depend on the correct diagnosis and treatment.
Paiva Seize MB de M, Ianhez M, Souza PK de, Rotta O, Pereira Cestari S da C. Urticária aquagênica familiar: relato de dois casos e revisão da literatura. An Bras Dermatol [Internet]. Sept-Oct 2009 [citado 12 Oct 2013];84(5):[aprox. 8 p.]. Disponible en: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S036505962009000500015 & script=sci_arttext