Fast Five Quiz: Urticaria (Hives)

William James, MD


December 12, 2022

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, urticaria, also known as hives, has a lifetime incidence of about 20%. Many substances and situations — especially work environments — can trigger urticaria, which usually starts as areas of itchy skin that develop into red, swollen welts. Hives may be present daily for variable times. If less than 6 weeks, it is classified as short-lived (acute) and if longer, it is considered long-term (chronic). Do you know current practice essentials for urticaria, including key aspects of presentation and best practices for management? Test yourself on hives with this brief quiz.


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