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glossary:hives [2008/01/12 06:02]
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glossary:hives [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +Hives: A raised, itchy area of skin that is usually a sign of an allergic reaction. It can be rounded or flat-topped but is always elevated above the surrounding [[skin]]. It reflects circumscribed dermal edema (local swelling of the skin). The hives are usually well circumscribed but may be coalescent and will blanch with pressure. They typically last less than 4 hours but they may stay for days or weeks. Approximately 20% of the population has experienced a bout of hives. ​
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 +The hives are also called [[urticaria]]. ​
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 +Related terms:  ​
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 +[[Allergy]]
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 +[[Angioedema]]
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 +[[Angioneurotic edema]]
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 +[[Anaphylactic reaction]]
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 +[[Anaphylactoid reaction]]
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 +[[Anaphylaxis]]
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