Moreno-Arias, 2000 (diode laser skin reaction)

Moreno-Arias, 2000

Title: Urticaria vasculitis induced by diode laser photo-epilation.

Authors: Moreno-Arias GA, Tiffon T, Marti T, Camps-Fresneda A

Journal: Dermatol Surg 2000 Nov;26(11):1082-3

PMID: 11096405

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Urticaria vasculitis is an itchy type of hives characterized by blotchy patches of large smooth raised welts. This letter reports on a patient who broke out with it immediately following diode laser treatment. It underscores the importance of a test patch prior to treating the face or large areas.