By Gary M. White, MD

Yellow urticaria occurs in a jaundiced patient who develops urticaria. The edema fluid associated with the urticaria may appear yellow due to the high bilirubin level.


N Engl J Med 2012; 367:e4July 12, 2012

A 62-year-old man with hemochromatosis-related liver cirrhosis was admitted because of hepatic encephalopathy during an episode of urinary tract infection. He began treatment with amoxicillin/clavulanate and 1 week later developed itching migratory papulo-oedematous skin lesions affecting his limbs. On examination, several erythematous, raised bordered polycyclic plaques that exhibited an inner area of deep-yellow dyspigmentation were observed [JEADV 2017;31;e204].


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