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Here is a quick mnemonic “VASCULITIS to remember about Urticarial Vasculitis Rash

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Urticarial Vasculitis Rash : How To Remember Easily ?

  • V – Vasculitis: Inflammatory condition affecting blood vessels.

  • A – Arthralgias/Arthritis: Patients may experience fever and joint pain.

  • S – Serum sickness: Often caused by infection or drugs, such as acute hepatitis B or enteroviral infection.

  • C – Connective tissue disease: Can be associated with vasculitis and serum sickness.

  • U – Urticarial vasculitis: Characterized by erythematous, edematous “urticaria-like” plaques that last longer than 24 hours (up to 5 days) and do not blanch completely with compression.

  • L – Lesion duration: Urticarial vasculitis lesions last longer than typical urticaria.

  • I – Itching or burning: Urticarial vasculitis plaques may be pruritic or cause a burning sensation.

  • T – Typical lesion appearance: Erythematous and edematous plaques resembling urticaria.

  • I – Infection-related causes: Vasculitis can be triggered by infections, including acute hepatitis B, enteroviral, and parasitic infections.

  • S – Sure Lack of complete lesion blanching: Unlike urticaria, urticarial vasculitis plaques do not completely disappear with compression due to hemorrhage.



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