Other Names for this Disease
- Angioedema, vibratory
- Vibratory angioedema
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 Common triggers include mowing the lawn, riding a motorcycle, horseback riding, or mountain biking. Vibratory urticaria is caused by changes (mutations) in the ADGRE2 gene and appears to be inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Treatment involves avoiding vibration stimulus and use of antihistamines.Vibratory urticaria is a rare condition that is characterized by itching, reddish skin and swelling within minutes of local exposure to vibration. Areas of skin that are most exposed to the stimulus (often the hands) are generally more severely affected. People with this condition may also experience flushing, headaches, fatigue, blurry vision or a metallic taste in the mouth during episodes of skin involvement.
Last updated: 2/16/2016
- Dice JP & Gonzalez-Reyes E. Physical urticarias. UpToDate. January 25, 2016; http://www.uptodate.com/contents/physical-urticarias.
- Schoepke N, Doumoulakis G & Maurer M. Diagnosis of urticaria. Indian J Dermatol. May-June, 2013; 58(3):211–218. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3667285/.
- NIH Scientists Discover Genetic Cause of Rare Allergy to Vibration. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. February 3, 2016; http://www.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/2016/Pages/VibratoryUrticaria.aspx.
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