Medical Dictionary: Acute Urticaria


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Acute Urticaria: Another name for Hives.
Acute Urticaria (condition): Weals on the skin due to an allergic reaction.

Acute Urticaria: Each year about 15% of all Americans experience hives on the skin or angioedema (swelling of the throat tissues) due to allergic reactions. Hives are an allergic reaction often due to food or plants. The reaction is characterized by a raised, itchy area of skin. It can be rounded or flat-topped, but it is always elevated above the surrounding skin.1

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1. excerpt from Allergies: NWHIC

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