Febrile urticaria in a family: uncommon manifestation of a common disease

  • Vishal Sharma University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Mayank Singhal All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
  • Alka Sharma University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Vivek Kumar University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
Keywords: malaria, rash, urticaria

Abstract

Cutaneous manifestations are uncommon with malaria. These include urticaria, purpura fulminans, and petechial rash. We report on a series of three patients from a single family who had an urticarial rash with fever that was subsequently diagnosed to be caused by malaria. Urticarial rash has been previously reported with both falciparum and vivax malaria infections. Although the exact pathogenesis is not clear urticarial rash might be related with IgE mediated mast cell degranulation.

Author Biographies

Mayank Singhal, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India

 


Department of Medicine

AIIMS

India

 

Alka Sharma, University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

Senior resident

Department of Medicine

University College of Medical Sciences (University College of Medical Sciences), Delhi


Vivek Kumar, University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

 

Senior resident

Department of Medicine

University College of Medical Sciences (University College of Medical Sciences), Delhi

 

Published
2012-12-15
How to Cite
1.
Sharma V, Singhal M, Sharma A, Kumar V (2012) Febrile urticaria in a family: uncommon manifestation of a common disease. J Infect Dev Ctries 6:895-896. doi: 10.3855/jidc.2278
Section
Case Reports