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Dermographism in the Oral Cavity

Unusual clinical course, Educational Purpose (only if useful for a systematic review or synthesis)

Nada Binmadi, Soulafa Almazrooa

Department of Oral Diagnostic Science, King Abdulaziz University, Faculty of Dentistry, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Am J Case Rep 2016; 17:421-424

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.898247

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Published: 2016-06-21

BACKGROUND: Dermographism is a type of physical urticaria that can be induced by writing on the skin. It occurs in 2–5% of the population and is considered to be a normal physiological phenomenon. However, in a small subset of patients, it can be symptomatic and may affect the quality of life. The etiology of this disease remains unclear.
CASE REPORT: Herein, we present a case of dermographism in a 20-year-old male and discuss the involvement of the oral mucosa in this condition.
CONCLUSIONS: Although this condition is well known to occur in the skin, we believe this condition is rarely discussed among dentists. All healthcare providers, especially dentists, should know its potential to cause complications during dental procedures.

Keywords: Mouth - physiopathology, Male, Humans, Urticaria - physiopathology, young adult