Erythema, persistent cholinergic L53.8

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Recurrent, volatile, fine-macular, disseminated, itchy erythema, which occurs mainly under mental tension, heat or sweating. Most likely variant of cholinergic urticaria.

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Antihistamines such as desloratadine (e.g. Aerius) 10 mg/day or levocetirizine (e.g. Xusal) 10 mg/day) reduce the skin changes well. Prophylactic intake is also possible. In addition robotic measures.

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  1. Kleinhans D et al (1986) So called persistent cholinergic erythema. Nude Dermatol 12: 5-7
  2. Murphy GM et al (1983) Persisting erythema: a variant of cholinergic urticaria. Br J Dermatol 109: 343-348

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020