Solar angioedema: an uncommonly recognized condition?
Solar urticaria is a well defined although uncommon photosensitivity disorder, and is said to be the underlying cause of chronic urticaria in approximately 0.5% cases. In contrast, solar angioedema is seldom reported. We describe two patients with postulated solar angioedema, associated with clinical and/or phototest features of solar urticaria. Recognition of solar provocation of angioedema has important consequences for patient management.
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Document Type: Research Article
Photobiology Unit, Dermatology Centre, University of Manchester School of Medicine, Manchester, UK,
Department of Dermatology, North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester, UK and
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital, Liverpool, UK
Publication date: 2005-10-01